Jamaican speaks at the launch of a Youth Alliance for a Deep Sea Mining Moratorium

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It’s a given, surely, that the voice of youth must be heard, loud and clear, on all matters related to the environment and climate change. After all, they are inheriting the Planet that the older generations have made quite a mess of.

I was especially pleased and proud to hear the voice of Jamaican youth speaking up so eloquently at today’s launch of the Sustainable Ocean Alliance‘s Youth Alliance for a Deep Sea Mining Moratorium, attended by an audience from sixteen countries. Dahvia Hylton, of the Jamaica Climate Change Youth Council, made some important points. After the introductions, the three-way conversation between her, Jeremy McKane of the Ocean Currency Network, and SOA’s Hispanoamerica Regional Representative, Daniel Caceres Bartra, covered a lot of ground in a short space of time. And the background design was brilliant, by the way!

The SOA conducted a survey, to which over 1,000 respondents…

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