In mid-2018 a climate change Capacity Needs Assessment of Seychelles was undertaken. This Assessment identified the need to develop training to support Seychelles’ participation in the annual Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP). As a result the European Union funded Seychelles Global Climate Change Alliance + provided support for a training workshop held on January 18th and the preparation of this Manual.
The purpose of this Manual is to reinforce the learning from the workshop in line with existing United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and other resource materials and give practical guidance tailored to the priorities and needs of the Seychellois participation in future COPs.
The Manual includes background information about Seychelles’ involvement in the international climate change regime, an overview of some of the key current and emergent issues for negotiators to consider, tips for negotiators, and worksheets to guide negotiators through some of the thinking needed to prepare effectively for COPs.