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International Day for Biological Diversity: Endemic Plant Awareness Centre inaugurated

International Day for Biological Diversity: Endemic Plant Awareness Centre inaugurated
Date:May 30, 2019|Domain:Agriculture and Food Security--Environment--Sustainable Development

GIS – 30 May  2019: An Awareness Centre and a Pink Pigeon Display Facility were inaugurated, yesterday, by the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Mahen Seeruttun, at the Vallée d’Osterlog Endemic Garden in Le Val.  The inaugural ceremon


Workshop empowering women to become climate resilient

Workshop empowering women to become climate resilient
Date:May 30, 2019|Domain:Gender--Sustainable Development--Environment

GIS – 30 May  2019: A one day workshop on the theme “Women Empowerment in Disaster Risk Reduction and Enhancing Resilience against Extreme Weather”, an initiative of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Centre and the Mauritius Meteor


Capacity Building in coastal risk management

Capacity Building in coastal risk management
Date:May 28, 2019|Domain:Environment--Sustainable Development

GIS – 28 May  2019: A training workshop on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), aiming to build capacity in coastal risk management and enhance the EIA procedures based on international best practices opened, this morning, at the Pearle Beach Reso


Government encourages transition of cooperative sector to green and sustainable practices

Government encourages transition of cooperative sector to green and sustainable practices
Date:February 20, 2019|Domain:Sustainable Development--Business & Industry

GIS – 20 February 2019: The Republic of Mauritius is one of the seven pilot countries in Africa selected to implement the European Union’s SWITCH Africa Green Programme to achieve green growth that will foster transformation towards green economy. 


Much progress is being accomplished in the renewable energy production sector, says DPM

Much progress is being accomplished in the renewable energy production sector, says DPM
Date:November 30, 2018|Domain:Public Utilities--Sustainable Development--Environment

GIS – 30 November 2018: A credit facility agreement to support the Green Climate Fund project ‘Accelerating the Transformational Shift to a Low-Carbon Economy in the Republic of Mauritius’ was signed by the Director of the Agence Française de Dévelo


Mauritius to host international conference on Sustainable Development Goals

Mauritius to host international conference on Sustainable Development Goals
Date:November 27, 2018|Domain:Sustainable Development--Youth & Sports

GIS – 27 November 2018: An international conference addressing the theme of Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) will be held in Mauritius from 29 November to 01 December 2018. The conference, focusing on ‘Young persons’ plan for the planet’, showca


GRNW Rehabilitation Urban social forest project to be completed by end 2018

GRNW Rehabilitation Urban social forest project to be completed by end 2018
Date:August 22, 2018|Domain:Economy & Finance--Environment--Sustainable Development

GIS – 22 August 2018: The Grand River North West (GRNW) Rehabilitation Urban social forest project, aimed at re-creating a forested area at GRNW which will bring much expected societal, environmental and economic benefits to Mauritius, and, necessit


Workshop focuses on Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation under the Third National Communication

Workshop focuses on Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation under the Third National Communication
Date:July 12, 2018|Domain:Environment--Sustainable Development

GIS - 12 July, 2018: A two-day capacity building workshop on Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation under the Third National Communication opened this morning at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel in Balaclava. The Minister of Social Security, National So


Budget 2018-2019: Towards a more sustainable environment

Budget 2018-2019: Towards a more sustainable environment
Date:June 20, 2018|Domain:Environment--Sustainable Development

GIS - 20 June, 2018: In view of a series of extreme weather conditions, in particular flash rains and flooding that have caused miseries to thousands of families, Government is mobilising additional resources to address these environmental issues. T


Budget 2018-2019: Investing in the public utilities sector remains Government’s priority

Budget 2018-2019: Investing in the public utilities sector remains Government’s priority
Date:June 19, 2018|Domain:Economy & Finance--Sustainable Development

​GIS – 19 June 2018: Budget 2018-2019 makes provision for a water supply infrastructure development programme which will be geared towards improving water supply across the country. In this context, over the next three years some Rs 3.3 billion will