ZuriPlanet Meets President of Seychelles

Zuriplanet Executive Director Meets with President of Seychelles to Discuss Climate Change and the Blue Economy at COP 27

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt – 20th November 2022 – Zuriplanet Africa LTD is pleased to announce the momentous meeting between its Executive Director, Mr Michael Esilaba, and the President of the Republic of Seychelles, H.E. President Wavel Ramkalawan, during the COP 27 conference. This significant meeting was dedicated to crucial discussions on climate change and the Blue Economy, underlining the shared dedication of both parties to sustainable development and environmental stewardship.

Meeting Overview:

The meeting occurred on the sidelines of COP 27, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Mr. Esilaba and President Ramkalawan engaged in a comprehensive dialogue about the pressing challenges posed by climate change, particularly to island nations, and the vital role of the Blue Economy in fostering sustainable development.

Key Discussion Points:

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation:

  • Global and Local Impacts: The discussion highlighted the far-reaching effects of climate change, with a particular focus on how escalating sea levels, extreme weather events, and ocean acidification are wreaking havoc on the Seychelles and other island nations.
  • Adaptation Strategies: Mr Esilaba and President Ramkalawan explored various climate adaptation strategies, including carbon reduction, developing resilient infrastructure, sustainable agriculture, and renewable energy projects to reduce carbon emissions and enhance community resilience.

The Blue Economy:

  • Sustainable Marine Resources: The meeting underscored the importance of the Blue Economy in driving sustainable economic growth while preserving marine ecosystems. Both leaders highlighted the need for responsible management of aquatic resources, including fisheries, tourism, and marine biodiversity conservation.
  • Innovative Solutions: Mr. Esilaba and President Ramkalawan discussed innovative approaches to promoting the Blue Economy, such as blue carbon projects, marine protected areas, and sustainable aquaculture practices.

Collaboration and Partnerships:

  • Regional Cooperation: The conversation highlighted the significance of regional and international cooperation in addressing climate change and promoting the Blue Economy. Mr. Esilaba expressed Zuriplanet’s commitment to collaborating with the Seychelles and other island
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