Good morning, everyone!
It truly brings me joy to be here and to talk with you on Day 2 of this promising and timely conference which brings together young people from across our nation to dialogue and raise awareness on the climate crisis.
The Bahamas is one of the most outspoken voices on climate change in the developing world, and I certainly intend to keep it that way.
This is why I want to ensure that information sharing through opportunities like this forum and others is made readily available to you!
We have a lot to lose at the hand of climate change, particularly, as we are a low-lying coastal nation. I do not take this risk lightly, so I will continue to do my best to support and advocate for you on a global and national level so that your voice and ideas can be heard.
This conference is part of a much larger fight for justice, a fight for concerted action, a fight for fundamental changes in the way we interact with our planet.
I hope you will make the most of the opportunity it presents. Young activists, our success as it relates to climate action and justice over the next 50 years as a sovereign nation depends on you.
Now is the time to soak up each session. Now is the time to create new connections and forge ahead with your activism.
So now, without further ado, let us dive into this exciting engagement.