Youth Delegation Arrives In Dubai For COP28

December 3, 2023 | 4 Comments

Bermuda’s Youth Delegation – Noelle Young, Zayne Sinclair, Malachi Symonds, Olly Cherry, William Campbell, and Isaiah Fraser –  has arrived in Dubai for the YOUNGA World Conference during COP28.

A spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s youth delegation has arrived in Dubai for the YOUNGA World Conference during COP28, and their presence has garnered substantial international support. Led by Noelle Young, the team, including Zayne Sinclair, Malachi Symonds, Olly Cherry, William Campbell, and Isaiah Fraser, received a warm welcome and expressions of solidarity from youth advocates globally.

Global Support

“Before touching down in Dubai, the delegation already felt the powerful embrace of support from several international youth advocates. This wave of encouragement has only grown stronger since their arrival, underscoring the remarkable unity and solidarity of the international youth community rallying behind our Bermudian youth representatives.

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Overcoming Financial Hurdles

“While the delegation successfully raised $25,000 through their fundraising efforts and personal savings, two delegates still face financial challenges. BridgingTheGap Ventures has stepped in generously, allowing them to participate in COP28 and the YOUNGA World events, with a commitment to reimbursement. The cooperation from other international youth has been instrumental in helping the Bermuda delegation overcome barriers, enabling them to represent our nation on the global stage.

Welcome in Dubai

“The team received a warm welcome from BridgingTheGap Ventures, organizers of YOUNGA, on December 1 at the Hilton Hotel on Jumeirah Beach, marking the beginning of their journey at COP28 and the YOUNGA World Conference. Their arrival not only signifies their physical presence but also highlights the genuine collaboration that fosters positive change. The delegates registered for their first COP orientation session on December 30, marking a crucial step in their active participation in this pivotal intergenerational occasion.

“They will showcase their global Action Project at the YOUNGA Youth Panel Spotlight on December 5 and contribute to Bermuda Asset Management’s Bermuda Day Showcase on December 3. From December 4 to 8, they will engage in various events, including the Island of Hope Pavilion. Scheduled interviews with Global Youth Stories, COY18UAE, and ClimaTalk are on the agenda, along with participation in the Greening Skills Fair on December 8 and many more opportunities.

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Meet the Delegates:

“The following individuals represent Bermuda as part of the Bermudian YOUNGA Youth Delegation:

  • Noelle Young [Primary]
  • Zayne Sinclair
  • Malachi Symonds
  • William Campbell
  • Olly Cherry
  • Isaiah Fraser

A Heartfelt Thank You and a Pledge to Make Bermuda Proud

“As the Bermudian YOUNGA Youth Delegation embarks on this transformative journey, they extend heartfelt gratitude to those who have already provided donations and various forms of support. The delegates are committed to making Bermuda proud and are determined to represent their country with the utmost dedication and distinction.”

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  1. Hilarious! says:

    Fantastic! Do these kids know their carbon footprint for the trip? Will they eat meat at COP28?

    Cop28 will have the biggest carbon footprint in the event’s history after UAE invited a record 400,000 people to attend

    The conference in Dubai is expected to break records for carbon emissions 97,000 are due to attend as delegates – up from 49.7k at COP27 in Egypt in 2022

  2. Hilarious! says:

    Outstanding! These youthful representatives must have basic subject matter expertise and should be able to answer a few simple questions. One does not have to be a “climate expert” to correctly answer.

    10 extra points will be added to your score for participating. Correctly answering just one means that you are AWESOME!

    Earn 10 points per question for correctly answering:

    Quiz Question 1:
    I am one of the most highly regarded climate scientists working today. The winner of many awards who invented the debunked Hockey Stick graph made famous by Al Gore that “proved” AGW. I also falsely claimed three times in US Federal Court to be a Nobel Laureate by winning the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Who am I?

    Quiz Question 2:
    According to NASA and expressed as a percentage, how certain is NASA on ranking “hottest year” claims and why?

    Quiz Question 3:
    Why can’t NOAA, NASA, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the American Meteorological Society (AMS), and the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) agree on one definition of “climate change?”

    Quiz Question 4:
    Use Green Outcome Based Math to solve: Expressed as a percentage, what is 75 divided by 10,257?

    Quiz Question 5:
    Why are reports produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), and similar organizations, inadmissible as evidence in US Federal Courts?

    Quiz Question 6:
    Of the thousands and thousands of research papers cited in reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), how many of those papers were replicated/reproduced by either organization?

    Quiz Question 7:
    What former American President who claimed that the sea level is rising has one multi-million dollar oceanfront property on the Atlantic Ocean (Martha’s Vineyard) and one newly built multi-million property on the Pacific Ocean (Hawaii)?

    Quiz Question 8:
    By what percentage did NOAA lower its 2022 5-year sea level rise report projection vs. the 2017 report 5-year projection for Florida and for what reason?

    Quiz Question 9:
    Why is China building more coal fired electricity generating plants than all of the world’s countries combined?

    Quiz Question 10: Which of the following is true:
    A. Planet Earth Highest Temperature
    56.7°C (134°F) July 10, 1913, Furnace Creek, CA, USA
    CO2 301 ppm

    B: Northern Hemisphere Highest Temperature
    56.7°C (134°F) July 10, 1913, Furnace Creek CA, USA
    CO2 301 ppm

    C: Southern Hemisphere Highest Temperature
    125°F (51.7°C) January 3, 1909 Bourke, Australia
    CO2 299 ppm

    D: Eastern Hemisphere Highest Temperature
    55.0°C (131°F) July 7, 1931, Kebili, Tunisia
    CO2 308 ppm

    E: Western Hemisphere Highest Temperature
    56.7°C (134°F) July 10, 1913, Furnace Creek Ranch, CA, USA
    CO2 301 ppm

    F: All of the above.

    Thank you for participating and I hope you all had a great experience at COP38.

  3. Hilarious! says:

    Uh, oh. Looks like trouble in River City…

    Cop28 president says there is ‘no science’ behind demands for phase-out of fossil fuels – The Guardian

    The president of Cop28, Sultan Al Jaber, has claimed there is “no science” indicating that a phase-out of fossil fuels is needed to restrict global heating to 1.5C, the Guardian and the Centre for Climate Reporting can reveal.

    Al Jaber also said a phase-out of fossil fuels would not allow sustainable development “unless you want to take the world back into caves”. (WOW!)

    The comments were “incredibly concerning” and “verging on climate denial”, scientists said, and they were at odds with the position of the UN secretary general, António Guterres.

    Al Jaber spoke with Robinson at a She Changes Climate event. Robinson said: “We’re in an absolute crisis that is hurting women and children more than anyone … and it’s because we have not yet committed to phasing out fossil fuel. That is the one decision that Cop28 can take and in many ways, because you’re head of Adnoc, you could actually take it with more credibility.”

    Al Jaber said: “I accepted to come to this meeting to have a sober and mature conversation. I’m not in any way signing up to any discussion that is alarmist. There is no science out there, or no scenario out there, that says that the phase-out of fossil fuel is what’s going to achieve 1.5C.”
    “verging on climate denial”? hahahaha! Another absurd madeup phrase.

  4. olly cherry says:

    Our website is for more information! Thanks Bernews for your coverage.

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