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Disaster Risk Reduction: Awareness campaign for Primary Schools launched

Disaster Risk Reduction: Awareness campaign for Primary Schools launched
Date:December 22, 2017|Domain:Education & Training--Environment

GIS – 22 December, 2017:    An awareness campaign on Safety and Disaster Risk Reduction for Head of Schools working in the Primary Education sector was held this morning at the Mobile Wing, SMF, in Vacoas.  It was organised against the backdrop that


Prime Minister reaffirms his commitment to address climate change issues

Prime Minister reaffirms his commitment to address climate change issues
Date:December 13, 2017|Domain:Environment--International Relations

GIS - 13 December, 2017: No one can deny the reality of climate change and its impacts. We are all vulnerable and the urgency of the situation calls for concrete and immediate measures to ensure the survival of our planet and the well-being of futur


Landslide management Towards the setting up of a geotechnical unit

Landslide management Towards the setting up of a geotechnical unit
Date:December 07, 2017|Domain:Public Infrastructure--Environment

GIS - 07 December, 2017: Government envisions to set up a geotechnical unit within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport in the coming years.  To this end, proper training and support will be provided to potential engineers to spe


A Marine Spatial Plan is crucial for the development of the ocean economy, says Minister Mentor

A Marine Spatial Plan is crucial for the development of the ocean economy, says Minister Mentor
Date:November 22, 2017|Domain:Fisheries--Environment--Sustainable Development--Economy & Finance

GIS - 22 November, 2017: If exploited sustainably, our seas and oceans have a huge potential to foster social and economic growth and prosperity. If we succeed, we will benefit from healthy oceans and seas that create attractive and sustainable futu


Mauritius to accelerate shift to low-carbon economy with a GCF grant of Rs 1 billion

Mauritius to accelerate shift to low-carbon economy with a GCF grant of Rs 1 billion
Date:November 10, 2017|Domain:Public Utilities--Environment--Sustainable Development

GIS - 10 November, 2017: Mauritius is gearing towards accelerating the transformation change to a low-carbon economy with a grant of Rs 1 billion from the Green Climate Fund for projects to support national goals to increase renewable energy to 35 p


Workshop empowers stakeholders on Tsunami Disaster Risk Reduction

Workshop empowers stakeholders on Tsunami Disaster Risk Reduction
Date:November 07, 2017|Domain:Environment

​GIS - 07 November, 2017: A one-day workshop focusing on Tsunami Disaster Risk Reduction, and aiming to create awareness about the devastating impacts of tsunamis was held yesterday at Labourdonnais Waterfront hotel in Port-Louis.    This initiati


Summer 2017-2018 Outlook: MMS forecasts normal to slightly above normal temperatures for Mauritius

Summer 2017-2018 Outlook: MMS forecasts normal to slightly above normal temperatures for Mauritius
Date:November 03, 2017|Domain:Environment

GIS - 03 November, 2017: The summer 2017-2018 weather outlook by the Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS) forecasts normal to slightly above normal temperatures for Mauritius, with  temperatures exceeding the monthly average by more than two degr


World Tsunami Awareness Day 2017: Mauritian students to attend summit in Japan

World Tsunami Awareness Day 2017: Mauritian students to attend summit in Japan
Date:October 30, 2017|Domain:Education & Training--Foreign Affairs--Environment--International Relations

GIS - 30 October, 2017: The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo, had a meeting today in Port Louis with six students who will attend a High School Students Islands Summit in Okinawa


Interim Storage Hazardous Waste Facility inaugurated at La Chaumière

Interim Storage Hazardous Waste Facility inaugurated at La Chaumière
Date:October 13, 2017|Domain:Environment

GIS - 13 October, 2017: An Interim Storage Hazardous Waste Facility designed to receive hazardous wastes that cannot be disposed locally, was inaugurated yesterday by the Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustaina


Ecosystem management for effective disaster reduction

Ecosystem management for effective disaster reduction
Date:October 13, 2017|Domain:Environment

GIS – 13 October, 2017: In the context of the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDRR) 2017, a five-day workshop on Ecosystem Management for Effective Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation was held at Palms Hotel, Quatre Borne