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More funds mobilized for Seychelles’ new marine protection areas

  Victoria, September 4, 2020 - On March 26th, 2020, Seychelles declared 30% of its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) as marine protection areas. It includes five High Biodiversity Protection Areas totalling 203,071 km2 including the Aldabra...

Last week to apply for the Blue Grants Fund #4

SeyCCAT is entering the last week of the 2020 application window for the Blue Grants Fund #4. Make sure to submit your application.

BGF Application Window Extended

We extend the application window for the Blue Grants Fund #4. Submit your application by 17:00 – Friday, August 14, 2020

Join our application webinar

Join the SeyCCAT team for an interactive webinar to help you build a successful BGF application. 

SeyCCAT hosts a roadshow for UniSey students

On the 28th of July, SeyCCAT hosted an application workshop for students of UniSey.

Launching Brand New Application Guideline

Meet our updated application guidelines with step-by-step instructions to prepare a successful submission.

Crash Course on Preparation of Project Application on offer!

Are you interested in the financing opportunities of SeyCCAT? Our facilitators are offering regional crash courses on preparation for a project application.

Launch of the Blue Grants Fund #4

The Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT) has launched its fourth call for proposals under the Blue Grants Fund (BGF).  It is now inviting applications for funds through a competitive “Request for Proposals” process.

Midyear Check-In

When even the major world economies struggle to make ends meet, things might seem especially grim for small island nations. But it doesn’t have to be this way for Seychelles.

Blue Carbon – Seagrass Habitats in Seychelles: the state of knowledge

The first workshop of the project, titled “Blue Carbon – Seagrass Habitats in Seychelles: the state of knowledge” was held on 2nd -3rd March 2020, and focused primarily on a conversation with scientists and government officials.

Should We Sacrifice Innovative Financing for the Blue Economy during the Global Pandemic?

Tourism is at the helm of the economic development in Seychelles and plays an important role in the conservation of the natural heritage of the country. Hotels and tour operators channel their corporate social responsibility (CSR) taxes to the environmental...

Press Release: Seychelles hits 30% marine protection target after pioneering debt restructuring deal

Shielding ecosystems and economy from climate change and unsustainable development Rare species and corals protected while fishing and tourism industries can thrive sustainably Proves concept of debt refinancing for marine protection, a model others are...

SeyCCAT attends IORA’s Blue Carbon Finance Think Tank

Blue Carbon is becoming a buzz word in the Indian Ocean and internationally. Blue Carbon refers to the Carbon Dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change that is captured and stored in marine/coastal ecosystems. These ecosystems are inclusive of...

SeyCCAT attends COP 25

Angelique Pouponneau, the CEO of SeyCCAT, attended the 25th Conference of the Parties held in Madrid, which took place from the 26th November to 13th December in Madrid, Spain. There, she was invited to speak at a number of side events about...

WIOMSA awards a grant to SeyCCAT

Seychelles' Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT) is an innovative financing mechanism breaking the usual narrative about donor funding. SeyCCAT manages the proceeds of blended capital from the debt-for-nature swap and the Seychelles' blue bond,...