Local activist to represent British Overseas Territories at COP26 Climate Conference.

| 28th October 2021 | 0 Comments
Local Activist Dejea Lyons will represent British Overseas Territories in the COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow (Photo sourced from Loop Cayman)

(RCN) Local activist Dejea Lyons (18) will represent the Cayman Islands as well as all other British Overseas Territories at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), Loop Cayman reported.

COP26 is the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, scheduled to take place from 31 October to 12 November in Glasgow, Scotland. 

The Ministry for Sustainability and Climate Resiliency said that Dejea had been selected as a student representative, for all of the overseas territories. Dejea will speak on an Oceans Panel’ at the global conference, Loop Cayman reported. Premier and Minister for Sustainability and Climate Resiliency Wayne Panton sent his best wishes to the young activist.

“I congratulate Dejea Lyons for being chosen to represent the Cayman Islands and all of the UK Overseas Territories at the Oceans Panel on Nature Day at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. I feel confident in knowing that Dejea Lyons is carrying the torch for our three islands. Dejea has demonstrated a passion for our environment in the Cayman Islands, as do I as Premier and Minister for Sustainability and Climate Resiliency; a Ministry that is dedicated to a sustainable and healthy environment for our future generations.” Premier Wayne Panton said in a Statement.

CIGO London Director Dr. Ebanks-Garcia initially reached out to the National Trust of the Cayman Islands for their guidance and selection of youth ambassadors. Dejea Lyons and Isabella Watler were awarded the opportunity to attend the conference. Dejea was subsequently chosen to participate as a panelist, according to the Statement.

Dejea Lyons was born and raised in Grand Cayman. She attended Prospect Primary and Clifton Hunter High, then graduated from the Cayman International School (CIS) in May 2021. The young activist is currently on an academic scholarship from the Ministry of Education, pursuing studies in Global Development and Sustainability at Bath Spa University in the UK. Dejea has an extensive track record of academic and extracurricular accomplishments.  During her tenure at CIS, she served as Vice President of ‘Protect Our Future’ honing in on her passion for the environment, championing various community initiatives. (RELATED: RCN Editorial: “Listen to Little and Learn from Grand. Our Actions Decide Our Future!”) 

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