At a glance
A leading voice among Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and consisting of more than 116 islands, the Seychelles archipelago expects to be hit hard by the impacts of climate change. These impacts include floods, sea level rise and coastal erosion, droughts, together with tropical storms and cyclones set to become more frequent and intense.
Coral reefs, for example, protect the islands, attract tourists from around the world, and nurture the archipelago's world class fisheries and biodiversity. But these reefs are increasingly threatened by rising sea surface temperatures and changes to the ocean's chemistry.
The Indian Ocean nation is taking action to counter the negative impacts of global warming, in terms of both practical action on the ground and within the framework of international processes.
Seychelles aims towards sustainable development, as reflected in its national climate change strategy (SNCCS, 2009), the National Energy Policy (2010), and the new Seychelles Sustainable Development Strategy (SSDS 2011-20).