HRH The Duke of Cambridge joined the JMC delegation on Wednesday 17 November to meet young people from the territories who are working or studying in the UK and to meet the heads of the OT delegations.

Gabriella Castillo, a Caymanian student studying in the UK had the opportunity to meet HRH The Duke of Cambridge at the closing reception of the Joint Ministerial Council earlier today and was featured on their Instagram (@dukeandduchessofcambridge) for her work & involvement in environmental sustainability. Gabriella has been involved in educating the residents of La Carpio, Costa Rica, about sustainable waste management. She also helped to create Queen Mary University’s Environmental Sustainability and Action Plan and Sustainability Policy. 

The Prince thanked the OTs for the work they are doing to protect the environment for this generation and generations to come.

It was my pleasure and honour to be involved in momentous developments at the Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) as Cayman Islands Government  Representative to the UK. This year’s meetings and events were particularly significant and I was honoured to play a part in ensuring our Caymanian youth are represented and their voices heard.  I look forward to continued fruitful dialogue with the UK on these important topics.”
-Dr Tasha Ebanks Garcia

“It feels good to be ‘seen’, as the worsening effects of climate change threaten our biodiversity, culture and the livelihoods of our people, now it’s more necessary than ever to have these conversations and share the experiences that small island nations and people of the global south have with climate change.”
 – Gabriella Castillo

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