Governor Augustus Jaspert said he believes the BVI can be a real model of leadership in achieving a green economy in the territory.
The governor said he supports the many green initiatives currently being undertaken by both government and private businesses.
“I think it is actually a really important moment for us to think as we recover and we develop the territory going forward, how we show leadership,” the governor said during a conference with members of local media recently.
He also touched on the significance of going green, as the negative effects caused by the gradual increase of climate change could pose another threat to the territory.
“We have one of the world’s most beautiful natural environments and we also sadly realized in 2017 the impact of climate change and what it can do to these environments and to our community and society as well,” Governor Jaspert added while responding to questions on his stance about banning the importation of vehicles older than 10 years as well as the introduction of electric vehicles to the territory.
While he did not give a direct response to the question, the governor noted that his office has been taking measures to reduce the territory’s carbon footprint.
“I am trying to promote, which is very dear to my heart, that we keep the territory improving in its approach to being green. At Government House and my office, we are trying to cut the use of plastics and to go as close to plastic-free as we can but also to look at how we reduce our impact on the environment,” he said.
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