Revisiting the Ocean: Living the Blue Economy

Revisiting the Ocean: Living the Blue Economy

by James Alix Michel
Revisiting the Ocean: Living the Blue Economy

Revisiting the Ocean: Living the Blue Economy

by James Alix Michel

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Overview

By far the greater part of our planet is the sea. Yet we continue to treat it as less important than land. We cannot afford to do that any longer. The ocean is our greatest hope for the future. It is time we see it for what it is. This book by James Michel, a leading exponent of the Blue Economy, urges us to do just that. He is a realist and knows what challenges we face. But he is also an optimist and draws our attention to a multitude of wonderful initiatives. Whether these focus on new sources of renewable energy, or the work of volunteers restoring our beaches and protecting wildlife; whether it is the immense contribution that can be made by the inventive use of seaweed, or business startups for which nothing is impossible - all mark a turning of the tide. We should take heed. If we are willing to put our trust in the ocean, we can yet win the day. This is a book of hope.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780957568570
Publisher: Blue Gecko Books
Publication date: 10/10/2023
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

James Alix Michel was the third president of the Republic of Seychelles, succeeding France Albert René upon the retirement of the latter in April 2004, and was elected as president in July 2006, re-elected in May 2011, and again re-elected for a final term in December 2015. In April 2016, an amendment to the Constitution, proposed by Michel, limiting presidential mandates to two terms of five years in office was approved by the country's National Assembly. Faithful to his commitment not to hold on to power 'for power's sake', James Michel resigned as president barely ten months after taking office, handing over to the Vice-President.
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