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Since its independence in 1968, Mauritius has come a long way, transforming into an upper middle-income diversified economy benefitting from dynamic industrial, financial and tourism sectors as well as high levels of human development. However, increased economic activity has also had adverse effects on the environment. Significant threats such as marine and air pollution, coupled with the island’s vulnerability to climate change, underline the necessity for Mauritius to increase resource efficiency and the resiliency of its economy in order to build a sustainable and prosperous future.

 In order to tackle the environmental and social challenges it currently faces as well as achieve its ambition of becoming a high-income, sustainable and inclusive economy by 2030, the government has formulated an ambitious path forward, the Vision 2030 Development Model*, with key focus on addressing unemployment, alleviating poverty and promoting sustainable development. The government has also launched the Three Year Strategic Plan 2017-2020, “Rising to the Challenge of our Ambitions”, in June 2017, aiming to address these pressing challenges through targeted actions in various key growth sectors. In Mauritius’ Three Year Strategic Plan, green economy is mentioned as an approach for implementing low-carbon growth and renewable energy strategies in key sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing waste management and tourism.

Throughout this process, PAGE has worked with the Mauritian government as well as the private sector and civil society actors on a series of technical support programs and various green economy assessments. PAGE is notably supporting the implementation of the Three Year Strategic Plan, seeking to promote innovation, increase efficiency of public institutions and develop skills in the labor force towards the advancement of shared and environmentally sustainable growth in Mauritius.

PAGE activities in Mauritius are contributing to the achievement of: SDG 4 (Quality Education); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure); SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production); SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 4:15pm
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