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Seychelles

Explore historical and projected climate data, climate data by sector, impacts, key vulnerabilities and what adaptation measures are being taken. Explore the overview for a general context of how climate change is affecting Seychelles.

Country Context

The Republic of Seychelles lies to the northeast of Madagascar, an archipelago of 115 islands with almost 95,000 inhabitants (2016), 3/4 of whom live on the main island of Mahé. Seychelles has the highest Gross Domestic Products (GDPs) per capita in Africa ($15,410 in 2016), but increasingly the effects of climate change are placing its economy at risk. The strong tourism sector has continued to buoy up Seychelles’ economy; the number of visitors rose by 9.8% in 2016 to reach a record high of over 300,000. Up to July 2017, visitor arrivals were up 21.2% over the same period last year. For the third quarter of 2016, the unemployment rate was 4.5%, indicative of a tight labor market in line with robust recent economic conditions.

Seychelles ratified the Paris Agreement in November 2016. The overall implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC, 2016) will be carried out by the Department Energy and Climate Change (DECC) of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change. The NDC endorsed by the cabinet, sets a target of reducing GHG emissions by 21% in 2025 and 29% in 2030 relative to business as usual levels (BAU). The Government of Seychelles considers adaptation to climate change as a high priority to reduce the country’s vulnerability.

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Climate Data

Historical Trends

The section provides access to historical climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation from 1900 to 2016.

Projected Trends

The section provides access to future climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation and their statistical derivatives for various timeframes and emission scenarios from 2020 to 2099.

The section provides access to future climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation and their statistical derivatives for various timeframes and emission scenarios from 2020 to 2099.

Climate by Sector

This section contains information from multiple climate indicators and indices relevant for key economic sectors. Simple narratives can help you interpret and extract summaries of potential climate change impacts at the sector level.

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Vulnerability

This section allows you to explore the susceptibility of livelihoods and natural systems to impacts from climate variability and change and facilitate the exploration of socioeconomic and development data and its relationships with natural hazards vulnerable areas.

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Impacts

This section allows you to explore the climate information from multiple climate indicators and present them with simple, embedded interpretation for an informative, high-level summary of the potential for future climate change impacts on key socioeconomic sectors.

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Adaptation

This section helps you grasp key national adaptation policies and reports, explore options for key sectors, and understand current adaptation gaps and needs for enhanced climate smart planning.

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