The Climate Change Division was
established in March 2010 to lead efforts in response to the challenges of
climate change faced by the country. Through its work, the Division aspires to
enhance the country’s resilience to climate change.
The Division is responsible for the
development, coordination and implementation of climate change adaptation and
mitigation policies, programmes and initiatives. In addition to the above, the
Division also follows regional and international climate negotiations and
ensures compliance with international commitments taken by Mauritius under the
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol.
Some of the notable works undertaken
by the Division include:
Development of a National Climate Change Adaptation Policy Framework for the
Republic of Mauritius;
Formulation of Technology Needs Assessment identifying and prioritizing relevant
technologies for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change impacts;
Reporting on Greenhouse gas emission;
Preparation and submission of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions
to the UNFCCC;
Preparation and submission of Third National Communication on climate change to
Development of a Mauritius 2050 Pathways Calculator;
Development of user-friendly sector-wise excel based mitigation toolkits and
accompanying manuals for the sectors such as energy, transport, solid and liquid
wastes, agriculture including livestock and crop, and forestry.
Operationalization of a Climate Change Information Centre; and
Promotion of research, capacity building and awareness raising.
The Climate Change Division is also:
Formulating a Low Carbon Development Strategy and Nationally Appropriate
Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) for Mauritius; and
Preparing an Initial Biennial Update Report (BUR) for the Republic of Mauritius.
Climate Change Division
Tel: 203 6200 (Ext: 337)