eC2: Support for articulating the Blue Economy and coastal adaptation investment priorities for Seychelles climate resilience

Deadline: 07-Sep-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)blue_recovery_world_bank_environment

This consultancy is aimed at supporting the revision of the Seychelles NDC with a specific focus on Blue Economy. The consultant will be expected to 1) draft sections of the NDC to incorporate the various aspects of Blue Economy in the adaption and mitigation section and for various sectors, and 2) contribute to draft the National Adaptation plan outlining clear priorities for investment from the Blue Economy and coastal adaptation perspective, essential to achieve climate resilience in the Seychelles.

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eC2: Coastal modeling and assessment of potential solutions for coastal defenses and adaptation measures at priority sites in Seychelles

Deadline: 29-Apr-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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The World Bank is providing technical support to the Government of Seychelles to build capacity for coastal management. In the current consultancy, the World Bank is seeking support for developing coastal modeling studies and analysis of solutions for priority sites that are part of the Seychelles Coastal Management Plan’s implementation agenda including training and capacity building at the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change. The consultancy will focus on up to five sites selected from the a comprehensive list of priorities sites. The final selection of sites will be discussed and confirmed with the Bank and Government. For these sites, the consultancy has three main objectives: i) review, gap analysis and survey of existing data, ii) modeling of historic erosion and flooding and the impact of the recent storms for the selected sites and iii) an assessment of potential solutions and design options that address the coastal impacts studied at the sites.

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Seychelles Launched Blue Bonds – What are Blue Bonds (FAQs)

What is a Blue Bond?

The blue bond is a debt instrument issued by governments, development banks or others

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to raise capital from impact investors to finance marine and ocean-based projects that have positive environmental, economic and climate benefits. The blue bond is inspired by the green bond concept, which people are more familiar with.

Why did Seychelles decide to issue a Blue Bond?

Like many small island states, Seychelles’ economy is highly dependent on the ocean and on fisheries for food, nutrition and livelihoods; marine habitats, and other blue economy sectors such as tourism. After tourism, the fisheries sector is the country’s most important industry, contributing significantly to annual GDP and employing 17% of the population. Fish products make up around 95% of the total value of domestic exports.

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eC2:Improving technical knowledge of coastal waste infrastructure in the Seychelles in relation to climate and disaster risks

Deadline: 13-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The assignment includes a feasibility study to determine the risk associated with this Maledivenexisting waste management coastal infrastructure and provide a diagnostic designed to define potential interventions for policy reform, alternative options for mitigating forecasted climate and weather related risks and strengthening institutional capacity for managing this risk.

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