This technology transfer advances the Seychelles:
- Nationally Determined Contribution to reduce its economy-wide absolute GHG emissions by 122.5 ktCO2e (21.4%) in 2025 and estimated 188 ktCO2e in 2030 (29.0%) relative to baseline emissions.
The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) together with DNV GL is assisting Seychelles in setting up the national electricity grid code, which will remove barriers, and unlock access to bigger funds.
As part of the assistance, the working session took place in the Eden Island and was attended by the Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change, board members and management personnel of the Public Utilities Corporation, representatives from DNV GL, local electrical contractors, and solar photovoltaic installers.
The Public Utilities Corporation is a parastatal organisation formed in the year 1986 subsequent to the merger of two previous parastatals, namely the Seychelles Water Authority and Seychelles Electricity Corporation Limited. PUC is one of the leading organizations in Seychelles, providing electricity, water and sewerage services to customers on Mahe, Praslin and La Digue.
The 193 individual country profiles capture the status and progress of all UN Member States, and the 80+ indicators include a wealth of information on child, adolescent and adult anthropometry and nutritional status, in addition to intervention coverage, food supply, economics, and demography. This tool is particularly useful for nutrition champions at the country-level, as it presents a wide range of evidence needed to assess country progress in improving nutrition and nutrition-related outcomes.
This report gathers key messages from the Anglophone African Regional Workshop on "Converting (I)NDCs into action: the role of NAMAs in NDC implementation", which tool place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 2-4 May 2016. On the one hand Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) are an important instrument to assist the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)1 under the Paris Agreement. On the other hand, NDCs can provide long-term targets and hence an important framework for the implementation of NAMAs.
Seychelles needs a unified grid code in order to standardize all the connections to the grid. Until recently, all the electricity in Seychelles was generated by the Public Utilities Corporation using diesel generators. As part of the strategy to transition to 100% renewable energy, regulations have been amended to allow for grid-tied renewable energy systems (RES) and the creation of independent power producers (IPPs). This is a rapidly growing sector but is limited by a number of factors, one of which is grid stability.
The Pacific and Indian Oceans are home to a wide array of cultures, and unique, rich, and valuable ecosystems, across many hundreds of islands. These areas are also among the most vulnerable when it comes to climate change, with limited accessible resources of food, water, and land, high risk exposure to sea-level rise and extreme weather and wave events, and the pressure exerted by increasing demand through population growth and economic development.
United Nations Environment Programme publication highlighting case studies of adaptation actions benefitting sub-Saharan African countries. Using example case studies of projects conducted in various sub-Saharan African countries, this study published by the United Nations Environment Programme shows the benefits of adaptation actions and their capability to provide transitional pathways to green growth and sustainable development.