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VI, University of Southampton to sign MoU on climate change matters– Hon Turnbull

November 18th, 2022 | Tags: Melvin M. Turnbull Egypt COP27 Climate change Climate
HOn Melvin M. Turnbull and Dr. Wassim Dbouk, a Marine and Maritime Policy Research Fellow from the University of Southampton. Photo: Facebook
The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC, more commonly referred to as COP27, is the 27th United Nations Climate Change conference and is being held from 6 November until today, Friday November 18, 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Photo: Internet Source
The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC, more commonly referred to as COP27, is the 27th United Nations Climate Change conference and is being held from 6 November until today, Friday November 18, 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Photo: Internet Source
SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt - Minister of Natural Resources and Labour, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) says the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour and the University of Southampton have since been actively working toward finalisation of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that once signed will inform the VI’s climate change remediation efforts from both a technical and legislative standpoint.

Hon Turnbull said this was part of advocacy at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt, as a key player in the representation of overseas territories and small-island developing states, whose livelihoods are increasingly affected by the effects of climate change.

“As Minister, I continue to seek to solidify the BVI’s partnerships across various sectors. I had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Wassim Dbouk, a Marine and Maritime Policy Research Fellow from the University of Southampton,” he said in a statement released. 

According to the Minister, of significance, the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) and Public Policy Southampton (PPS) have an established partnership with the VI Government around environmental efforts and that the relationship has been in place since the previous administration.

More Cooperation 

“In fact, during 6th – 7th May 2021, the Government and University held a virtual policy/academic exchange, to cover areas of mutual interest such as climate change, maritime management, coastal management, marine biodiversity and cooperation on higher education."

He added that Dr Dbouk expressed that one of his priorities as a research fellow is to establish pathways for knowledge exchange between the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (and the University of Southampton more broadly) and the VI Government, which is well underway.

The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC, more commonly referred to as COP27, is the 27th United Nations Climate Change conference and is being held from 6 November until today, Friday November 18, 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

9 Responses to “VI, University of Southampton to sign MoU on climate change matters– Hon Turnbull”

  • Really (18/11/2022, 15:56) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    People will never understand what this really means. How wicked is this. What is climate change when the elites controls the weather with their Chem trail planes and the haarp machine, causing pure destruction to the masses. This is how they do a great reset this will bring another lockdown and this time it wouldn't be good at all
  • end times (18/11/2022, 16:10) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Mitch, you don't know that this Climate Change thing is a hoax to fulfill the Agenda of Pope Francis? Please don't come back here telling us any nonsense!
    • Really (18/11/2022, 17:48) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Go check out the foolishness with the G20 Bill Gates talked about death panels like wow. When are people going to wake up. They are trying brainwashed no saving of 60% percent of the people here. I am lost with how they don't understand what the meetings are
  • lol (18/11/2022, 17:29) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The last politician that we sent away from cane garden came back saying how many big bottoms he saw
  • the rock (18/11/2022, 17:32) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Mitch please get the 2nd district clean up bushes all over the road side forcing cars in the middle of the road, with you piss
  • Smitch (18/11/2022, 18:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ok shorty.
  • Climate what (18/11/2022, 21:23) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    BVI should be disqualified from attending these summits. Our attendance only gives another traveller's stamp in the attendees passport and does nothing to improve out way of life and our ways of doing things. Maybe it will be worth it if the minister csn get some advice on how we can simply dispose our trash with less impact to the health of the people and the muck it causes to the environment. Our sitting at those tables is a fundamental embarrassment. Pickerimg attended many, Wheatley attended many, now another one. What can we say their being there has done. Ohhh sorry. They all get first class airfares and 6 star hotel stay at the cost of the treasury while children don't have decent schools to be educated in. How right can this be
  • jah (19/11/2022, 00:09) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Another waist of tax payers money....these people going to function that they don't even know about and dont produce or even contribute to any thing.
  • wake up (19/11/2022, 10:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Everything about the UN is EVIL, keep the UN out of the BVI.


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