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Mauritius at COP28

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Mauritius at COP28

Towards a sustainable and resilient future in climate change

Mauritius, represented by the Economic Development Council, showcased its significant progress towards sustainability during the UN’s COP28 in Dubai.

Advocacy for a Just Climate Transition

The Mauritian delegation, led by K. Ramano, Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management, and Climate Change, made its presence felt at COP28. On December 5, 2023, the island’s representative participated in a roundtable titled « Small Island Developing States : A Just and Equitable Energy Transition Towards a Climate-Resilient Future ». Organized by IRENA and the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) in collaboration with the COP28 of the United Arab Emirates, this discussion is part of the « SIDS Lighthouses » initiative for Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

During this forum, the Mauritian delegation emphasized the urgency for SIDS to transition towards a climate-resilient future due to their inherent vulnerabilities. The Mauritian Environment Minister outlined the country’s progress in climate adaptation and a fair transition. K. Ramano also stressed the need for SIDS to access renewable energy technologies without incurring additional financial pressure related to their debt. Furthermore, the necessity for green funds for losses and damages suffered by SIDS was highlighted.

Energy Transition in the Spotlight

Simultaneously, a session dedicated to « Energy Transition : Renewable Energies » was held at the pavilion of the Institute of Francophonie for Sustainable Development (IFDD). Under the guidance of Mr. Nicolas Richard, managing partner at Juristconsult Chambers, this conference brought together representatives from Business Mauritius. Among the speakers were the senior director at the Economic Development Board, the CEO of IBL Energy, and the president of the Chamber of Agriculture of Mauritius. The session discussed the pathway to achieving the government’s goal of 60 % renewable energy in the electricity mix, highlighting opportunities and challenges. The panel also addressed prospects in the context of biomass.

Alongside these commitments, the Mauritian delegation organized various parallel events. Among them was the « ESG Reports, Green Certifications, and Public-Private Partnerships in the Mauritian Tourism Sector » held on December 8. This gathering brought together representatives from the Tourism Authority, Rogers Hospitality, Business Mauritius, the Association of Mauritian Manufacturers, and Made in Moris. A gathering aimed at exploring sustainable practices and crucial partnerships in the Mauritian tourism sector.

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