Seychelles

  • Income group: high income
  • National biodiversity index: 
  • CO2 emissions (kilotons): 495
  • Population: 90,945
  • NDC submitted by nation
  • Detailed adaptation plan
  • Low climate risk
Vision Statement

The Seychelles Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (2015-2020) has been launched, and includes many cross-sectoral projects with climate change adaptation implications. Projects address issues such as sustainable tourism, watershed management, sustainable agriculture and fisheries, disaster planning, research and a shift toward ecosystem-based adaptation approaches to biodiversity conservation.

Papers based on country

    Stated Vulnerabilites

  • Agriculture / livestock
  • Water
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Biodiversity / ecosystems
  • Fisheries
  • Highly vulnerable groups
  • Transport / infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Tourism
  • Settlements in general
  • Adaptation Outcomes
    • Increase resilience / reduce risk
    • Protect against extreme events / disasters
    • Food security
    • Water security
    • Protect biodiversity / ecosystems
    • Human well-being / health
    • Energy security
  • Broad type of indirect action
    • Investment in climate change research / monitoring
    • Disaster risk reduction
    • Institutional capacity building
    • Community capacity building
    • Raising public awareness
  • Broad type of hybrid action
    • Coastal / marine
    • Climate Smart Agriculture
    • Resilient water infrastructure \n / water management
    • Resilient energy infrastructure \n / energy management
 

Current Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

Seychelles is currently implementing three ecosystem-based adaptation projects funded by the GEF Climate Change Adaptation Fund, UNEP and the Government of China. The projects focus on management of coastal ecosystems, protection of mangroves, and sustainable watershed management collectively.