Shared Learning

SeyCCAT Surviving Crisis – COVID-19

COVID-19 has undiscriminatingly caused disruptions in the life of everyone, including to an extent the Seychelles’ Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT). Known for our innovation in conservation financing, SeyCCAT persevered in the times of COVID-19 to...

What has the Seychelles’ sovereign blue bond achieved since 2018?

The fisheries sector is second only to tourism in the Seychelles. The fisheries sector contributes significantly to the GDP and employs 17% of the population. According to the National Bureau of Statistics in 2018, Seychelles has seen a 116% increase in...

SeyCCAT’s contribution to Ocean Literacy

“Ocean literacy has been historically defined as “the understanding of human influence on the Ocean and the Ocean’s influence on people.” It is not only about increasing awareness on the state of the ocean, but it is also, about providing tools and...

What is blended finance?

Blended finance is a term we hear being used in the context of conservation funding. It is well-known that finance from governments will not be sufficient to achieve the sustainable development goals and therefore, there is a need to mobilise other sources...

Financing options to implement 400,000km2 of new Marine Protected Areas under the Seychelles Marine Spatial Plan

The Seychelles Marine Spatial Planning (SMSP) process is in full flow and preparing to complete its final milestone which will complete the 30% marine protection goal. As attention in 2020 moves from planning to implementation, SeyCCAT and SMSP have...

2019 – A Year in Review

  A year at a glance - 2019     Angelique Pouponneau, CEO of SeyCCAT   Dear friends,  What a year it has been! 2019 was nothing if not interesting with many firsts for the Trust. In 2019, we received many applications and did our best to make the...

Global Commons – where climate and the ocean meets.

Learn more about how SeyCCAT is advancing its 4th strategic objective of developing and implementing risk reduction and social resilience plans to adapt to the effects of climate change. Seychelles remains vulnerable to the impacts of climate change with its...

Gender in the Blue Grants Fund

June 2019 The work of the Seychelles’ Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT) is aligned to the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). SDG 5 seeks to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls at all levels. One of the...

Is SeyCCAT empowering the fisheries sector?

Our strategic objective is to empower the fisheries sector with robust science and knowhow to improve governance, sustainability, value and market options and supporting sustainable use zones.  Until recently, the artisanal fishery in the Seychelles remained largely...

Making Inclusion and Accessibility a Reality

Making it happen. For real. In 2019, SeyCCAT is piloting several new interventions to tackle the accessibility riddle. Accepting applications in Creole: In 2019, SeyCCAT translated the application form in Creole and started accepting applications in the local...

An Inclusive and Accessible Blue Economy

As high value blue economy deals are brokered by bankers, economists, government officials and impact investors, the question remains how the proceeds of these deals will benefit the marine environment and the coastal communities. Many philanthropic organisations that...

Archives

Sovereign Blue Bond - Our Evolution

 

SeyCCAT manages US$ 3 million of the proceeds of the Seychelles’ sovereign blue bond

Out of the Blue by Latham & Watkins

Seychelles’ blue bondinfographic

Seychelles achieves World’s first with sovereign blue bond by The World Bank

Q&As on the Seychelles’ blue bond

Blue Economy and Blue Bonds: An overview of the concepts and the pioneering case of Seychelles by Stuart Laing in Seychelles Research Journal.

 

Integrating Blue Carbon into Nationally Determined Contributions of Seychelles

Resources 

Policy Guidance on integrating blue carbon into NDCs

The state of knowledge of seagrass habitats in Seychelles 

Seagrass as a nature-based solution to climate change by Stacy Baez (Pew Charitable Trusts)