At SiFF 2019 we are celebrating small islands and sustainability wwith emphasis on the Blue & Green Economies. But what are they and which one is more important? We are inviting secondary school pupils to participate in our debate on the Blue & Green economies.
A prize, to be announced, will be presented to the winning team at SiFF on June 29th..
- Preliminary round: “The Blue Economy is just an Extension of the Green Economy and Does Not Deserve Significant Attention”
- Final round: TBC
The overall theme of the debate is “Blue & Green Economies for a Sustainable Future”.
Environment has developed a working definition of a green economy as one that
results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly
reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest
expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon,
resource efficient and socially inclusive.
Structure and dates
- Teams will consist of 3 students (a leader, a seconder and a cross examiner) with up to 3 substitutes.
- Opposing teams will be randomly selected at the drawing of positions meeting on June 22nd, which the debate teachers will attend.
- Preliminary rounds will be held: June 24 – 27, 2019 from 10am to 3pm (venue TBC)
- The 2 top-scoring teams from the preliminary rounds will advance to the final rounds.
- The final will be held as a live debate at the Small Islands Future Fest on June 28th 2019. Members of the public will be encouraged to attend.
- Positions for the final round will be drawn at the final positions meeting on October 20th, which the debate teachers will attend.
- First speaker 7 minutes
- Second speaker 5 minutes
- Cross examiner 3 minutes or 5 questions
- Leader/summariser 2-3 minutes
- The competition is open to secondary school pupils at public and private Barbados secondary schools.