Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
Dr Rolph Payet is the Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. He is an international policy expert, researcher and speaker on environment, climate and island issues, and was the first President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Seychelles. He was Minister of Environment and Energy in the Cabinet of Seychelles from 2012 to 2014.
Dr Payet has received numerous international awards and recognition for his work on islands, climate change, tertiary education and biodiversity. He is known for his ability to bring together the various disciplines - natural science, economics and business - to innovate solutions for environmental issues. His research in sustainable tourism and climate change continue to benefit numerous tourism developments in Seychelles and elsewhere.