As the global community gears up for the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28), Seychelles and the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)are poised to play a pivotal role in pushing for greater mitigation ambition and urgent climate action. The stakes are higher than ever, with a collective call to "keep 1.5 alive" at the forefront of their agenda.
The latest scientific evidence unequivocally supports the need to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Seychelles, along with other Small Island Developing States (SIDS), will call for greater mitigation ambition to align with this imperative target.
A 10 members’ delegation from the Seychelles is currently attending the Marine Regions Forum conference in the Western Indian Ocean, being held in Dar es Salam Tanzania from the 7th – 9th November 2023. The event is being organised in partnership with the Nairobi Convention Secretariat and its partners and co-hosted by the United Republic of Tanzania and The Republic of Seychelles, under the theme “Navigating Ocean Sustainability in the Western Indian Ocean and beyond”. The meeting is bringing together around 180 delegates from more than 20 countries, with a special focus on countries of the Western Indian Ocean region, and these include marine experts, policy makers...
The International Solar Alliance (ISA), an initiative of India and France started in 2015 on the sidelines of the conference on climate change in Paris. Its aim is to develop and deploy cost-effective solar energy solutions for its member countries to develop low-carbon growth trajectories, with particular focus on delivering impact in countries categorized as Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and the Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
The recently appointed Ambassador-designate of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Republic of Seychelles, H.E. Mr. Wael M. Nasr El-Din M. ATTIYA, paid a courtesy visit to the Minister for Agriculture, Climate Change, and Environment, Mr. Flavien Joubert. The meeting, held on October 10th was marked by discussions centered on potential collaborations between the two countries in the domains of efficient agricultural studies and research, as well as climate change management.
Mr. Charles Boliko, the distinguished FAO Representative of Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius and Seychelles, recently concluded a diplomatic mission in the country, signifying a renewed commitment to fortify the agricultural and fisheries sectors. Mr. Boliko chaired a meeting October 23 with the Minister responsible for Agriculture, Mr. Flavien Joubert accompanied by the Principal Secretary for Agriculture, Mr. Keven Nancy, and Minister of Fisheries and the Blue Economy, Mr. Francois Ferrari. The delegation, known for their unwavering dedication to sustainable Agricultural development, convened at the Secretariat of the Minister of Fisheries, Maison Collet, on Monday afternoon.
In a significant development highlighting the shared commitment towards fostering robust bilateral relations, the Ambassador-Designate of the Czech Republic, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Kosek, paid a courtesy call on Minister Flavien Joubert on October 3rd. The meeting served as a platform to explore common interests and lay the groundwork for potential collaborations in various critical areas, particularly focusing on environmental protection and sustainable agricultural practices.