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Seychelles Minister for Environment and Energy meets with HM King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden

Seychelles Minister for Environment and Energy meets with HM King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden (Forimmediaterelease.net) Dr. Rolph Payet, the Seychelles Minister for Environment and Energy, has met with His Majesty King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden in a private meeting at the Castle in Stockholm. The discussions focused on the issue of climate change and the effects being observed in small island states such as the Seychelles. Minister Payet also took the opportunity to invite his Majesty to visit Seychelles once again, especially to visit Aldabra, one of Seychelles World Heritage sites.

Dr. Rolph Payet, Minister for Environment and Energy, is on an official visit to Sweden, from May 20-27, 2012, where he has been undertaking a number of discussions with the government and universities in Sweden on environment and energy matters.

Minister Payet was also invited to deliver a special lecture at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The lecture, which focused on the role of adaptation science in addressing the impacts of sea level rise, was attended by academics and students from the Academy, the University of Stockholm, and from as far as the University of British Columbia in Canada. Dr. Payet also held discussions with the Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Professor Staffan Normark, concerning the development of an atmosphere-ocean observatory in the Seychelles.

Discussions were also held with the Chairman of the Committee on Energy, Professor Sven Kullander, on global energy futures and prospects for technology development in the area of renewable energy. Dr. Payet also held brief discussions with Dr. Magnus Friberg of the Swedish Research Council concerning emerging research and pilot technologies on ocean wave energy.

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