BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
THIRTY-NINE images of local amateur photographers across the Pacific region have been selected as winners to be exhibited at COP23, Bonn, Germany next month.
The images are winners of a photo competition from more than 200 submissions of amateur photographers in 10 Pacific island countries depicting impacts and threats of climate change.
The winning photos are each accompanied by a supporting statement highlighting threats island nations face as a result of climate change, including rising sea levels, extreme weather events and changes to agriculture.
Meanwhile, in selecting the images, panel of judges at the COP23 Secretariat are looking for creativity, quality, relevance and overall impact.
At the closing of the Pre-COP event held in Nadi, Fiji’s Prime Minister and COP23 Chair, Frank Bainimarama said he hopes the images will catch global attention on the urgency of tackling impacts and threats of climate change.
Currently, the selected photographs are displayed online on COP23 with names of each winning amateur photographer.