The Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change is charged with ensuring the constitutional right of every person to live in and enjoy a clean, healthy and ecologically balanced environment, the provision of a reliable, affordable and safe water and energy supply and build resilience against climate change and disasters.
The Ministry undertakes to:
(a) take measures to promote the protection, preservation and improvement of the environment,
(b) contribute towards the sustainable socio-economic development of Seychelles through a judicious use and management of its resources,
Climate change adaptation & mitigation
The scientific evidence that present day climate change is being caused by human interference with the functioning of the atmosphere is unequivocal.
Conservation & Protected Areas
The Seychelles has a long history of conservation measures and management initiatives from the first decrees of De Malavois in the late 1770s.
The biodiversity of the Seychelles archipelago is recognised to be of international significance. It is part of the Madagascan and West Indian Ocean Biodiversity hotspot and contains two
Seychelles Natural Heritage
Our environment, our people and the diversity of cultures forms part of the country’s national heritage. Preservation of the natural heritage is the responsibility of the Ministry of Community Development, Social Affairs and Sports
The Seychelles has a number of its species listed as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red List. Many of these species are being threatened by natural factors such as climate change, as well as anthropogenic
The Seychelles generate an average of 48,000 tons of waste per year. Communal bins sites around the islands are still the mode of waste collection for refused compacted trucks which transfer the wastes to a controlled landfill at Providence.
The Seychelles Government is committed to providing adequate, reliable and affordable energy to meet future energy consumption needs and to underpin strong economic growth through consumable energy initiatives.