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The Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT)

COP2020 student delegates worked under the supervision of Professor Sarah Reiter and Ms. Angelique Pouponneau in support of the Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT). To learn more about SeyCCAT’s work, click here.

Students worked on three primary areas of interest to SeyCCAT: (1) Assessing ambition and conditionality in NDCs in advance of the global stocktake; (2) Identifying ocean commitments under the Paris Agreement, and ocean inclusivity in advance of SBSTA 52; and (3) Reviewing innovative climate finance structures as part of the conditionality laid out in the Paris Agreement.

COP25 student delegates, and Professors Reiter and Brandt, meet with the CEO of SeyCCAT, Ms. Angelique Pouponneau

COP25 student delegates, and Professors Reiter and Brandt, meet with the CEO of SeyCCAT, Ms. Angelique Pouponneau

Angelique Pouponneau, LLM, CEO,  Angelique is a lawyer (Seychelles and UK) and she holds an LLM in Environmental law specializing in the law of the sea and natural resources law. She is also a trained climate change negotiator under the AOSIS Climate Change Fellowship Programme at the United Nations. She was born and grew up in a fishing district, Bel Ombre, in Seychelles where she gained a firsthand perspective on the critical importance to preserve marine resources. Angelique has worked in different countries in the Caribbean, Pacific and the Indian Ocean on a wide-range of projects relating sustainable fisheries, sustainable management of marine biodiversity within and beyond national jurisdiction, and climate change, in particular, climate adaptation and climate finance. Further, she served as a legal expert of the African Group of Sixth Committee in works of oceans and law of the sea at the United Nations.


on Innovative Climate Finance & Small Island Nations 

The Innovative Climate Finance research team compiled the following case studies for SeyCCAT here.

 

COP-Class-Research-Project-3

Developed by student delegates: Paige Beyer, Su Ghosh, Jessica Griswold, and Teaching Assistant: Ashli Taylor.

 


on Ocean inclusivity in the formal climate negotiation process 

The Ocean-Climate Nexus research team created the below infographic, linked here.

Ocean-History-Timeline-Infographic

Developed by student delegates: Lucas Waggoner, Samantha Morrison, Julia Guerrein, Taylor Tavormina, and Mitul Patel, and Teaching Assistant: Kristyn Ostanek.

 


on Bridging the Gap between Oceans & Climate 

The Ocean-Climate Nexus research team created an infographic here.

Oceans-Infographic

Developed by student delegates: Lucas Waggoner, Samantha Morrison, Julia Guerrein, Taylor Tavormina, and Mitul Patel, and Teaching Assistant: Kristyn Ostanek.