Seychelles’ President to attend World Future Energy Summit this week
Seychelles' President Danny Faure (State House)
(Seychelles News Agency) - Seychelles’ President Danny Faure will be attending the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), which will take place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, a communiqué from State House said.
The summit, which runs Monday through Wednesday, is a global discussion on the future of renewable energy, clean technology and sustainability. It is being held as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year.
The head of state of Seychelles, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, leaves the country on Sunday and will return on Wednesday.
Renewable energy is not a new concept for the Seychelles. A Seychelles Energy Policy was developed for 2010 to 2030 aimed at guiding the island nation towards reducing its consumption of fossil fuels by 15 percent by the year 2030.
As a small island developing state, Seychelles, which relies mainly on tourism and fishing to sustain its economy, depends heavily on imported diesel to run generators that produce electricity for the country's 93,000 inhabitants and industries.
The World Future Energy Summit provides an annual platform for governments, corporate decision-makers, investors, entrepreneurs and opinion makers. It promotes dialogue, fosters knowledge transfer and accelerates strategic decision making in the pursuit of viable solutions to the world’s growing energy challenges.