Blue Economy

Seychelles and FAO Appreciating Indonesia's Blue Economy Implementation

Antara News - Wed, 22 January 2014

Abu Dhabi, Jan. 21, 2014 (ANTARA) - The Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Sharif C. Sutardjo paid visit to the Blue Economy Summit in the framework of the Sustainability Week 2014 held in Abu Dhabi. Of the event, the President of Republic of Seychelles James Alex Michel has agreed to entwine partnership with Indonesia, especially in terms of the promotion of the global scale of the blue economy concept. ...more

Customers keep enterprises eco-friendly, helping global ecology efforts

Gulf News - Tue, 21 January 2014

Blue-economy summit highlights importance of oceans to humankind By Binsal Abdul Kader Staff Reporter Abu Dhabi: Tourists visiting hotels and resorts on island nations such as the Seychelles should first check whether they follow eco-friendly practices, a minister told Gulf News. This is a good example for increased awareness on environmental conservation that compels enterprises to be eco-friendly, the minister said. ...more

Masdar collaborates with ICBA

Gulf Today - Tue, 21 January 2014

The 'Blue Economy Summit' was held today in Abu Dhabi to address the unique climate and sustainably challenges facing Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and marine ecosystems. With over 70 percent of the world's surface covered by oceans, protecting the health of marine environments is fundamental to protecting the world's interconnected economies and long-term sustainability. ...more

Seychelles President to attend Blue Economy Summit - Mon, 20 January 2014

President James Michel travels to Abu Dhabi on Monday to address the Blue Economy Summit, which Seychelles is co-hosting with the United Arab Emirates. The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jean-Paul Adam, and the Minister for Environment and Energy, Professor Rolph Payet will be chairing the summit discussions, with the participation of the Minister of State of the United Arab Emirates, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber. ...more

Seychelles : Le président prône le développement de l'économie bleue au sommet du Commonwealth - le journal qui oze - Tue, 19 November 2013

Le président des Seychelles, James Michel, qui était présent au Sri Lanka pour le sommet du Commonwealth à Colombo du 15 au 17 novembre derniers, a prôné devant les chefs d’Etat et de gouvernement du Commonwealth le développement de l'économie bleue. Au cours des derniers siècles, nos océans n'ont pas été considérés comme des espaces prioritaires en termes de développement durable. Ils ont plutôt été des sources de concurrence pour l'extraction des ressources", a déclaré le président seychellois. ...more