Ministers & senior officials from UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) & Crown Dependencies (CDs) travelled to the Isle of Man in February 2018 to discuss the future of the environment in their jurisdictions. This was the 3rd Council of Environment Ministers of UKOTs & CDs and took place in Douglas, on 6th and 7th February 2018. Previous meetings took place in Gibraltar in 2015 and continued in Alderney in 2017. UK Government minister & officials participated on the 2nd day.Read more
This was only the second meeting of its kind, the first having been hosted by the Government of Gibraltar in 2015. The Environment Ministers’ Council was chaired jointly by Victor Brownlees, Alderney’s Chief Executive, and Dr John Cortés, Minister for the Environment of Gibraltar and was made possible by the work of the UKOTCF and the Alderney Wildlife TrustRead more
Working with Hon. Dr John Cortés, Minister of Health, Environment & Climate Change, HM Government of Gibraltar, we facilitated the first meeting of Environment Ministers (or equivalents) of UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies. This was linked with our Sustaining Partnerships Conference in Gibraltar in July 2015 and, indeed, the Ministers attended also all or part of the conference itself.
The Ministers found the meeting very valuable, and hoped to continue to meet annually.Read more