Seychelles’ NDC News
Seychelles’ Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust is supporting the Government of Seychelles in revising its nationally determined contribution (NDC) with the integration of coastal wetlands, in particular, seagrass meadows into the NDC.
Follow the latest news on the development of Seychelles’ second more ambitious NDC.
Seychelles has always delivered on its marine conservation promises – and its seagrass is no exception Coastal wetlands, along with other natural ecosystems, have slowly been fighting their way to the front of the line as allies in the climate change battle. Their...read more
Leading up to President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate and hosted by the Friends of the Ocean and Climate, Minister Flavien Joubert, joined the ” How Ocean-Based Solutions Contribute to Net Zero” event and conveyed Seychelles’ blue carbon commitments in its next NDC. He committed to protecting at least 50% of coastal wetlands by 2025, and 100% by 2030, should international support be provided.read more
The Paris Agreement was finalised and agreed in December 2015. To enter into force (i.e. agreement starts to operate), the agreement requires a minimum of 55 countries representing at least 55% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions must ratify the Paris Agreement....read more
On the 24th of September 2015, the Government of Seychelles submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution, its climate action plan, to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This was in anticipation of the conclusion of a universal...read more
On the 14th November 2016 at COP 22, the Seychelles Government alongside 32 other countries adopted the Second Because the Ocean Declaration. Within the Declaration, Seychelles commits to submitting Nationally Determined Contributions that promote, as appropriate,...read more
On the sidelines of the United Nation’s Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit, the NDC Partnership launched the Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) with the objective of raising ambition and building resilience. Through the CAEP, countries are offered...read more
In 2019, the Government of Seychelles had indicated its desire to include blue carbon, in particular mangroves and seagrass, in its NDC. Although ambitious for a small island nation, existing and new partners responded to this call to support the Government of...read more
Other partners seek to support the Government of Seychelles with enhancing its nationally determined contribution. This is for both mitigation and adaptation. On one hand, for mitigation, the European Commission, through a consultant, will be supporting Seychelles...read more
Few people know the relevance of a nationally determined contribution and what it actually means for them. SeyCCAT engaged a communications consultant to raise awareness about the NDC with a focus on the relevance of seagrass meadows to the NDC. What is an NDC? Why...read more
Under the UNDP Climate Promise Initiative, youth and gender have been identified as critical to their inclusion in all the sectors of the NDC. A youth and gender specialist has been recruited to ensure that Seychelles’ aspirations for all sectors take into...read more