2. INDCS: COUNTRIES’ INITIAL NATIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PARIS AGREEMENT IN 2015
All countries that signed the Paris agreement in 2015 submitted a statement of their initial national goals for climate action – how they would contribute towards achieving the global targets by 2030. This statement was called the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC). In their INDCs, countries communicated actions they planned to take to reduce their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and help slow down or mitigate climate change. Countries also communicated actions they would take adapt to climate change and build resilience to adapt to the impacts of rising global temperatures.
Seychelles prepared its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions in September 2015. Read the full report
Summary of Seychelles’ INDC (2015)
Climate Change Mitigation (Reducing GHG Emissions)
Strategies for reducing emissions:
Climate Change Adaptation
The Government of Seychelles considered adaptation to climate change as a high priority to reduce the country’s vulnerability. The cost of achieving the implementing the adaptation contributions (2030) has been estimated to be at least USD 295 million.
The main actions up to and beyond 2030 are to increase resilience and reduce vulnerability of livelihoods and island life with respect to critical infrastructure, tourism, food security coastal and marine resources, water scarcity, energy security and health.