MASI member, Island Sun’s reporter, Lynton Aaron Filia says he is humbled and honoured to contribute towards the COP23 through his photo stories on climate change issues in the Solomon Islands.
Filia’s photograph was selected from a number of entries from photographers and reporters from the Pacific in a photo competition by the host country, Fiji.
As the Solomon Islands are under threat because of climate change he said he believed his picture would help portray the plight of Solomon Islands people, especially the Northern Region of Malaita province where his pictures were captured.
“I am just an amateur journalist and a reporter who is passionate about youth issues,” he said.
“My interest is in environmental issues and I encourage other young journalists to be passionate about these issues as well as it is time that we lead the change we want for the interest of our community and country.”
As a young journalist and a reporter passionate about youth issues, Mr Filia said he was excited that his picture had been selected to be showcased at the biggest climate change gathering.
The competition had called for submissions on photographs that showed the human or environmental impact of climate change and/or how individuals and groups are mobilising to counter the threat posed by climate change.
Filia also commended Island Sun newspaper for giving him the opportunity to unleash his passion and getting exposure at a higher level.
MASI Secretariat on this occasion congratulates Mr Filia for his achievements and wishes him well in his career.
Filia’s work will be displayed at COP23 in Bonn, Germany.
COP23 is informal name for the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in Bonn this year. The United Nations Climate Change Conference is held every year to assess progress in dealing with climate change.