Continuing supporting implementation of the Seychelles National Climate Change Strategy

At a glance

Duration
2015-07-01 to 2019-06-01
Status
Active programmes
Region
Africa
Country
Seychelles
Total budget
3,00 M€
Sector(s)
GCCA priority area(s)
Countries

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).

GCCA's action programme
Geographical scope
Country groups
Initial GCCA/GCCA+ contribution
3,000,000.00 €

Overall objective

Between 2010 and 2014, the GCCA supported the Seychelles National Climate Change Strategy (SNCCS). The GCCA+ will continue to support the implementation of the SNCCS, helping to strengthen the climate policy framework and supporting coastal areas with adaptation to climate change.

The general objective is to ensure that the people, economy, and environment of Seychelles are able to adapt to and develop resilience to climate change and its effects, thereby safeguarding the sustainable development of Seychelles.  The specific objective of the project is to contribute to the implementation of the Seychelles Climate Change Strategy, through strengthening the climate change sector policy framework and supporting adaptation to climate change in coastal areas.




Objectifs spécifiques

The specific objective is to contribute to the implementation of the Seychelles Climate Change Strategy, through strengthening the climate change sector policy framework, and supporting adaptation to climate change in coastal areas.

 




Produits
  • Strengthen the climate change sector policy framework in the Seychelles
  • Support adaptation to climate change in vulnerable coastal areas