1. The Republic of Seychelles is committed to the successful conclusion of negotiations under the Ad-Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) in order to adopt, at COP21, a new legally-binding agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) applicable to all Parties, which will come into effect and be implemented from 2020.
2. In accordance with decisions 1/CP.19 and 1/CP.20, the Republic of Seychelles hereby communicates its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) towards achieving the objective of the UNFCCC as set out in its Article 2, as well as accompanying information to facilitate clarity, transparency, and understanding of its INDC. The information is provided in tabular form that is accompanied by supporting documentation.
3. As a Small Island Developing State (SIDS), the republic of Seychelles is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and climate variability, and it gives priority concern for adaptation to climate change as communicated in this INDC. Given that the Republic of Seychelles is a net sink, its contributions to climate change mitigation to contribute towards the objectives of the UNFCCC will be the co-benefit of enhancing its energy security and reducing its energy bill.