Leaders gather for Douglas conference

Two-day summit on environmental challenges

Leaders from small countries are gathering in Douglas to share ideas on confronting environmental challenges.

The two-day summit brings together senior officials from British Territories and Crown Dependencies, including Pitcairn, Montserrat and the Falklands.

UK environment minister Thérèse Coffey is also on the guestlist.

Among the issues being talked about are natural disasters, the Isle of Man's recent UNESCO Biosphere reservation, and plastic pollution in the oceans.

Professor John Cortés is a senior minister in Gibraltar - he's highlighting the common qualities small nations share:

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