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Start Time:May 29, 2017|Category: Public

National Networking Forum – SWITCH Africa Green Project

Inputs for WebsiteNational Networking Forum – SWITCH Africa Green Project 10 – 12 May 2017 – BPML, Ebene A National Networking Forum was held from Wednesday 10 – Friday 12 May 2017 under the SWITCH Africa Green Project. The SWITCH Africa Green Project has been developed by the European Union to support African countries to achieve sustainable development through a transition to green and sustainable consumption and production (SCP) practices. Mauritius is one of the 6 pilot countries selected to implement the project. The National Networking Forum was organised under the Networking Facility Component of the project. It served as a platform to bring together major stakeholders from ...

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Start Time:Nov 11, 2016|Category: Public

Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Republic of Mauritius will host the 6th Session of Africa Regional Platform and the 5th High-Level Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction in November 2016.  The African Regional Platform is a biennial forum that brings together African Member States, Intergovernmental organizations and development partners to review progress in the implementation of the continental and global disaster risk reduction frameworks, share good practices and lessons learnt with a view to enhancing coordination, increase awareness and mobilise commitments to disaster risk reduction across Africa.  The High-Level Meeting of African Ministers considers and adopts the outcomes of the Regional Platform an ...

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Start Time:Sep 25, 2015|Category: Public

Inauguration of Fixed Ambient Air Monitoring Stations

Inauguration of Fixed Ambient Air Monitoring Stations As enforcing agency for air quality, the Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development, and Disaster and Beach Management has embarked on a project of setting up a network of fixed stations to monitor continuously the ambient air in different regions of the island.The above project will enable our Ministry and our citizens to be better informed about the air quality and the level of pollution prevailing in the Island. The air quality data generated through this project will help the Government in policy decisions in the event of air quality degradation at relevant regions. Annual mean average concentration of dusts (PM ...

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Start Time:May 19, 2015|Category: Public

World Environment Day 2015

World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day activities take place all year round and climax on 5 June every year. WED celebration began in 1972 and has grown to become one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages concrete actions.  The WED theme 2015 is "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care." This theme is a call for the global community to consume the planet’s resources in a responsible and sustainable manner in order to ensure the well-being of humanity, t ...

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Start Time:Jan 22, 2015

Tree Planting at SSR

Tree Planting For Clean Air Campaign   The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development in collaboration with other Governmental bodies and institutions, the private sector and Non-Governmental Organisations, has embarked on a “Tree Planting for Clean Air Campaign” with a target to plant 150,000 trees across the island over the period 2014-2015. Its main objective is to raise awareness about the benefits that trees have on our natural environment.   The importance of trees is very well known. Trees not only remove harmful chemicals from the soil, but also help to reduce greenhouse gases by acting as carbon sink, control soil erosion, embellish the natural landsc ...

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