Promoting sustainable development & Community well-being

26 July International Mangrove Day -  raising awareness and sustainable management of ecosystem as a unique ecosystem""""4th National Communication on climate change under preparation****Second Nationally Determined Communication on commitment to Paris Agreement on Climate change being discussed****Highest ever carbon dioxide - 421.21 parts/million*****ADD is registerd with The National Social Inclusion Foundation (NSIF) No. NSIF/2021/0004***** 2020-2021 cyclone season unusual*****La Nina conditions expected to last till June*****2020 Global temperature is highest ever tied with  2016





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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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