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 ratifies the Paris Agreement

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. In 2016, Seychelles signed the...
Apr 15, 2016
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Seychelles submits its first climate action plan ahead of the Paris Agreement

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 agreement that would address climate change. This plan was created using a participatory multi-stakeholder and...
Sep 24, 2016
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Seychelles commits to a Blue NDC

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, ambitious climate action in order to minimize the adverse effects of climate change in the ocean and to...
Nov 15, 2016
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Seychelles secures CAEP support for revised NDC


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 support to scale up...

Dec 15, 2019
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Partners support integration of blue carbon in Seychelles’ NDC

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 Seychelles to integrate blue carbon into its NDC. The Pew Charitable Trust agreed to provide a grant and technical expertise from...
Dec 20, 2019
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More Partners support Seychelles’ climate ambition

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 with the mitigation section with particular emphasis on the energy sector, as well as supporting the inclusion of the refrigeration and air-conditioning sector. On the other hand, for adaptation, the World Bank, through a...
Oct 20, 2020
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Awareness raising about NDC begins

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.
  1. What is an NDC? 
  2. Why seagrass...

Youth and gender will be integrated across all sectors of NDC

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 consideration groups seen as particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Daniel Etongo, the selected consultant points to the fisheries sector, ” there are more men than women working in this industry. There are some...
Nov 13, 2020
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SeyCCAT commemorates 5th anniversary of Paris Agreement

In 2015, Seychelles, along with 195 countries, came together in Paris for the Climate Change Conference (COP21). History was made when an agreement was concluded by all countries present, named the Paris Agreement, to collectively tackle climate change. The target goal was specific; to limit global warming to well below 2 °C, and even aim to a 1.5 °C limit. Seagrass Meadows Today, 12th December marks the 5th anniversary of the Paris...
Dec 12, 2020
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