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Revisiting the Ocean: Living the Blue Economy

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.

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About The Author

James Alix Michel, a luminary born on 16 August 1944, left an indelible mark on Seychelles and the African continent. Renowned as the former President of Seychelles, his influence transcended borders, earning him a well-deserved place among the 50 most influential Africans of 2023. Michel’s leadership was defined by a steadfast commitment to democracy, exemplified by his pioneering constitutional reforms, which restricted presidential terms. Yet, his legacy extends far beyond politics. He spearheaded sweeping reforms in education, ensuring every Seychellois child has access to quality education, while also leading the charge in environmental conservation and the Blue Economy. By championing youth empowerment, he not only secured Seychelles’ future but also inspired a generation of African leaders. James Alix Michel’s legacy shines bright as a beacon of progress and vision for Africa and beyond.

James Alix Michel
Former President of Seychelles & Chairman & Founder of the James Michel Foundation

The Complete Editions

Comprehensive Collection of all Editions

James Alix Michel, the former President of Seychelles, exemplifies visionary leadership and a deep commitment to sustainable development. His numerous speeches and reflections encapsulate his diplomatic finesse, strategic foresight, and dedication to promoting the Blue Economy.

What Readers Are Saying

Discover what readers like you have to say about our latest works! Here are some heartfelt testimonials that capture the essence of our literary journey together. From inspiring narratives to thought-provoking insights, these testimonials reflect the diverse perspectives and experiences of our cherished readers.

“President Michel has been at the forefront of the Blue Economy concept since the subject started making headline news, and this book therefore should be read by anyone seriously interested in the future of the oceans.”

Sir James R. Mancham

KBE Founding President of the Republic of Seychelles.

“I can definitely second that great endorsement of Towards the Blue Economy by James Alix Michel very informative and inspiring.”

Dr. Jennifer Gidley

Director of Research (ORI) Oceanic Research Institute

“Rethinking the Oceans is an important contribution to policy discussions for a sustainable and prosperous world. President Michel and the Seychelles are implementing ideas to harness more of the ocean’s recourses while retaining pristine waters and beaches. These ideas should be taken seriously everywhere.”

Gordon L. Anderson, Ph.D.

Editor-in-Chief International Journal on World Peace.

“At such a challenging time, it is essential to have a leader who clearly understands both the changes required to protect our environmental legacy, and the need to build, in parallel, an inclusive society that creates economic growth and security for its citizens in a sustainable way.”

Mr. José Graziano da Silva

Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations

Upcoming Book

Exciting news on the horizon! James Alix Michel, esteemed for his groundbreaking contributions to ocean conservation and sustainable development, is currently in the midst of crafting his next literary masterpiece. Drawing inspiration from his acclaimed works such as “Revisiting The Ocean: Living The Blue Economy” and “Legacy: New Millennium, New Seychelles,” Michel’s upcoming edition promises to delve even deeper into the pressing issues facing our oceans and coastal communities.

Stay tuned for updates as James Alix Michel unveils more details about the upcoming edition, and join us in anticipation of this pivotal contribution to the ongoing conversation surrounding ocean conservation and sustainability.

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