Promoting sustainable development & Community well-being

Summit on Biological Diversity 30 Sept 2020 New York ******UN 75th Anniversary 24 Oct 2020. Theme: The Future we want, the UN we need: Collective commitment to multilateralism******7 Sept First International Day of Clean Air for blue skies*****ENSO neutral conditions. Likely weak El Nino to  develop Sept-Oct and last till April 2021******2019 is the 2nd warmest year on record *****ADD completes successfully Sandwatch activities at Blue Bay and La Prairie******Carbon dioxide levels reach historic highs at 415.26 parts per million, highest over 800,000 years*******The past 19 years have been the warmest years in the modern record have occurred since 2000





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mangroveMangrove - Protecting our coasts for posterity

Mangrove forest covered large swathe of the coastal strip of Mauritius. In 1773 Bernardin de St Pierre, the author of the famous Paul et Virginie novel set in Mauritius, observed mangrove near Poste La Fayette. In Mauritius, mangrove is often translated as ‘manglier’ rather than 'palétuvier' but botanically, manglier is different from coastal mangrove.   

An eco-village approach to development
An eco-village is seen as a ‘human-scale full-featured settlement in which human activities are harmlessly integrated into the natural world in a way that is supportive of healthy human development, and can be successfully continued into the indefinite future and incorporating multiple centres of initiatives’.

At a time when Mauritius is urbanising rapidly, how far is it practicable to adopt such an eco-village approach to sustainable development?

Climate Action - Construction Industry

A global stock take, released today at the UN Climate Conference in Madrid, shows that pollution from the world’s buildings and their construction remain stubbornly at around 39 per cent of total carbon dioxide emissions. Yet action continues to lag far behind opportunity.

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