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Climate Champion Praises Young Filmmakers At Awards Event

Fiji’s High Level Climate champion Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management and Meteorological Services Inia Seruiratu, commended young and aspiring filmmakers for bringing to the
19 Nov 2017 16:06
Climate Champion Praises Young Filmmakers At Awards Event
Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management and Meteorological Services Inia Seruiratu (middle), with two of the award winning filmmakers, Adarsh Prathap of India (left), and Younes Lamsaoui of Morocco, at the Global Youth Video competition at the Education Day at COP23 in Bonn, Germany. Photo: DEPTFO News

Fiji’s High Level Climate champion Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management and Meteorological Services Inia Seruiratu, commended young and aspiring filmmakers for bringing to the attention of the world the impacts of climate change and measures taken to address them.

Mr Seruiratu was speaking at the awards ceremony of the Global Youth Video competition at the Education Day at COP23 in Bonn, Germany.

Mr Seruiratu thanked the young film makers for using their talent to highlight climate change impacts and measures through film making.

Presenting the prize for the “Oceans and Climate Change” category, he said the issue of oceans was vital for small islands developing states as they rely on the oceans as a sustainable source of life.

“The category was selected for this year’s competition to highlight and raise awareness on the importance of oceans and waterways when discussing climate change,” Mr Seruiratu said.

“We cannot continue with business as usual. We are already facing the impacts of climate change. The livelihoods and way of life of our communities who rely so much on the ocean are at peril.”

Mr Seruiratu also congratulated the two winners – Adarsh Prathap of India and Younes Lamsaoui of Morocco.

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