Mauritius
Focal point
Mr. Sateeaved Seebaluck
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Environment and National Development Unit (Environment Division)

Partnerships & Commitments
The below is a listing of all partnership initiatives and voluntary commitments where Mauritius is listed as a partner or lead entity in the Partnerships for SDGs online platform
An Updated National Implementation Plan to Include New POPs

An updated National Implementation Plan (NIP)

Partners
Mauritius, in partnership with GEF and UNDP
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Barbados Declaration - Voluntary Commitment by Mauritius

1. Increasing the share of renewable energy(including solar power, wind energy, hydro power, bagasse and landfill gas) to around 35% by 2025 2. Removal of barriers impeding the development of renewable energy 3. Use of innovative renewable energy technologies 4. Promoting and monitoring energy efficiency measures across all sectors 5. Democratizing energy supply and promoting the participation of Small Independent Power Producers in electricity generation using renewable resources. 6. Promoting sustainable buildings and conducting energy audits of public buildings 7. Adopting product lab...[more]

Partners
Mauritius, in partnership with the Governments of Australia, Denmark, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom, and UNDP.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Climate Change platform

Sustainable development of Small Island Developing StatesThe objective of this partnership is to enhance resilience to climate change and extreme weather events- This platform will serve as a repository for regional climate change information and data and will help in sound decision making.- It will help build strategic partnerships with key regional institutions promoting sharing of knowledge, lessons learnt and best practices between states and other regions as well as ensuring maximum synergies with existing initiatives.

Partners
Indian Ocean Commission, Japan International Cooperation Agency, United Nations Development Programme, WIOCC, Relevant Ministries and Departments from member states of Indian Ocean Commission and Eastern Africa, and relevant research institutions
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
CO2eq Reduction of GHG Emissions

An accumulated total of 300,000 tonnes CO2eq reduction of GHG emissions through a transformation of the building energy efficiency market for existing and new buildings and an energy saving framework for industry by 2020

Partners
Mauritius, in partnership with GEF, SIDS/Dock, and UNDP.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Critical role of Mangrove ecosystem for coastal and ocean resilience for Mauritius

The vision of the Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping is to be an economic pillar with due regard to aquatic resources and social development for the benefit of all stakeholders. The objectives of the mangroves propagation programme are to plant mangroves in denuded area to increase coastal and ocean resilience and enhance fisheries resources. Mangroves are trees that grow in the region between the land and the sea and exhibit special adaptations to survive in this harsh ecosystem such as extensive and prominent root systems to maximize gaseous exchange. Am...[more]

Partners
Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping (Albion Fisheries Research Centre, Fisheries Division)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Development of a new National Training Strategy

Development of a new National Training Strategy to ensure that reforms in education and training are attuned to changes occurring in the larger economy, and the labour market so as to cater for the skills needs of the country for a planning horizon from 2012

Partners
Mauritius
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Development of Water Resources To Provide For Uninterrupted Supply of Water

Development of water resources to provide for an uninterrupted supply of potable water, to meet the need of raw water for irrigation purposes and to maintain the environmental flow reserve by adapting to climate change.

Partners
Mauritius, in partnership with Mega Design and NIRAS
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Disaster Risk Management in the Islands of the Indian Ocean

The partnership focuses on strengthening the capacity of the islands of the Indian Ocean member of the Indian Ocean Commission and Zanzibar Island of the United Republic of Tanzania to reduce their vulnerability, exposure and protect the population of the region against loss and damage that result from catastrophic events.

Partners
Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Reunion Island , Zanzibar/Tanzania, European Union, French Development Agency, Australian Government, UNISDR, World Bank
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Education for sustainable development in the Indian ocean region

- Presentation of sensitization activities conducted from 2012 to 2014 in the indian ocean region within the ISLANDS project (IOC)- Presentation of good practices conducted in the region

Partners
- Ministry of education; Ministry of Environment - Comoros - Ministry of education; Ministry of Environment - Club Vintsy and WWf - Madagascar - Ministry of education - BEC schools - Mauritius - DEAL; Ministry of education - Reunion Island - Ministry of education; Ministry of Environment; S4S - Seychelles - Ministry of education; Ministry of Environment; Association of private schools; Sazani...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Harnessing Science Technology and Innovation (STI) for resilience building of SIDS

Rationale: The SIDS in SADC namely, Comoros Mauritius, Seychelles and Madagascar are fragile and prone to climate change variation but are endowed with ocean biodiversity which are unsustainably been exploited. Growth and sustainability of these economies can be achieved by sustainably harnessing the ocean potential through development of appropriate STI policy system and governance and local indigenous knowledge to launch and sustain emerging economy sectors and resilience building. Doing so requires a good understanding of the various STI policy system and governance and the education and tr...[more]

Partners
Governments of Comoros, Mauritius, Madagascar, and Seychelles Ministries of Education Science and Technology Universities Research Institutions Private sector Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Secretariat Youth Groups United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
IHO Hydrography Capacity Building Programme for Coastal States

The IHO capacity building programme seeks to assess and advise on how countries can best meet their international obligations and serve their own best interests by providing appropriate hydrographic and nautical charting services. Such services directly support safety of navigation, safety of life at sea, efficient sea transportation and the wider use of the seas and oceans in a sustainable way, including the protection of the marine environment, coastal zone management, fishing, marine resource exploration and exploitation, maritime boundary delimitation, maritime defence and security, and o...[more]

Partners
International Hydrographic Organization (IGO); 87 IHO Member States (Governments); International Maritime Organization (UN); World Meteorological Organization (UN); International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (NGO)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Increase Forest Tree Cover

Increase forest tree cover, implement a re-afforestation programme of the public beaches and of the ex-tea belts on the central plateaus and extend surveillance of protected areas by more than 80% inclusive of private lands by 2020.

Partners
Mauritius
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Increase of Food and Agricultural Production

Increase of food and agricultural production through innovative production methods, novel products development while opening access to new markets by 2015.

Partners
Mauritius
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Integrated Water and Wastewater Resource Management in Atlantic and Indian Ocean SIDS

Cabo Verde, Comoros, Maldives, Mauritius, São Tomé & Príncipe and Seychelles may seem like they have little in common, but as small islands, they face very similar challenges. The countries − located in the Atlantic and Indian oceans − all share problems relating to the scarcity and contamination of freshwater supplies; lack of solid waste management facilities, over-exploitation and poor management of groundwater resources; increasing pressure on agricultural production; and disappearing biodiversity. Therefore, the Global Environment Facility has funded a full-sized project to st...[more]

Partners
UNEP; UNDP; UNOPS; GEF; Governments of Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, Sao Tome and Principe and Cabo Verde
Sustainable Development Goals
Laying the foundations of an Ocean Economy

Foundations of an Ocean Economy

Partners
Mauritius, in partnership with development partners
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Lighthouses Initiative

IRENA has developed the SIDS Lighthouses Initiative to support the strategic deployment of renewable energy in SIDS, to bring clarity to policy makers regarding the required steps, and to enable targeted action. As a joint effort of SIDS and development partners, this framework for action will assist in transforming SIDS energy systems through the establishment of the enabling conditions for a renewable energy-based future, by moving away from developing projects in isolation to a holistic approach that considers all relevant elements spanning from policy and market frameworks, through technol...[more]

Partners
Antigua and Barbuda, Mauritius, Bahamas, Nauru, Barbados, Palau, Cabo Verde, Samoa, Comoros, São Tomé and Príncipe, Cook Islands, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Fiji, Seychelles, Grenada, Solomon Islands, Guyana, Tonga, Kiribati, Trinidad and Tobago, Maldives, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Federated States of Micronesia, ENEL, New Zealand, European Union, Norway, France, SE4ALL, Germany, Uni...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Mainstreaming Biodiversity into the Management of the Coastal Zone in the Republic of Mauritius

The Project Goal is to contribute to integrating biodiversity and ecosystem management into physical development planning and tourism sector activities to safeguard biodiversity and maintain ecosystem services that sustain human wellbeing. Objective The objective of the project is to mainstream the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services into coastal zone management and into the operations and policies of the tourism and physical development sectors in the Republic of Mauritius through a land- and seascape wide integrated management approach based on the E...[more]

Partners
Government entities: Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity, and Environment and Sustainable Development; Ministry of Local Government; Ministry of Housing and Land; Ministry of Finance and Economic Development;Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security; Rodrigues Regional Assembly; Shipping Division; Mauritius Oceanography Institute; University of Mauritius; NGOs: Mauritius Marie Cons...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Marine cooperation in capacity building

To promote marine scientific cooperation with relevant government departments of small island developing countries and other state holders in the fields of marine environment and biodiversity protection, marine disaster prevention and mitigation, blue economy and other fields of common interests; To promote the sustainable development of Small Island Developing States by providing personnel training, technical assistant etc.

Partners
Relevant government departments of small island developing countries and other state holders, having signed MOU (interdepartmental) on Maritime Cooperation with Jamaica, Maldives and Mauritius.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Marine Spatial Plan for the Republic of Mauritius

Objectives o To effectively manage and explore the maritime zones of the Republic of Mauritius in a sustainable manner o To ascertain the maritime sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Mauritius Implementation methodologies o Participatory approach o Ecosystem approach based on the best available scientific information o In line with international laws and Conventions

Partners
Government and parastatal bodies and NGOs
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Promoting and coordinating R&D and Innovation in the Ocean Economy Sector

The Mauritius Research Council is committed to: foster, promote and coordinate research, development and innovation, in line with the economic, technological and social needs of Mauritius; encourage commercial utilisation of research, development and innovation, results in the national interest; foster the development of a research culture; promote science and technology; and enhance private sector participation in research, development and innovation. The Ocean Technology, Ocean Resources and Ocean Services is one of the priority area of the Council besides Renewable Energy; ICT/BP...[more]

Partners
Mauritius Research Council (lead entity)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Ratification of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM)

Control and Manage Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments in the Indian Ocean

Partners
Mauritius Oceanography Institute
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Reduce Marine Pollution Due to wastewater Discharge Through the Extension of the Public Sewerage Network

To connect about 50% of the population to the sewerage network by 2030.

Partners
Government of Mauritius, the Japan International Cooperation Agency
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Reduce marine pollution due to wastewater discharge through the extension of the public sewerage network

(i) Objective: To connect about 50% of the countrys population to the sewerage network by 2030. (ii) Implementation Methodology: Government provides resources of more than Rs 1 billion annually for the implementation of capital projects in the wastewater sector, which includes wastewater treatment plants, the laying of main sewer, street sewers and house connections. (iii) Follow-up Mechanisms: Annual indicators are monitored by the MEPU.

Partners
Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities (lead entity); Wastewater Management Authority (WMA) which is a para-statal organisation
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Research towards sustainable development of ocean economy

Objectives: To fully charaterise the physical, chemical and biological attributes of Mauritiuss oceanic and coastal environments. The overall goal of the project is to evaluate the economic, environmental and societal nature of near shore waters with emphasis on their potential for aquaculture and coastal development directed towards Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (SMEs). This project entails a multi-disciplinary approach merging physical, chemical and biological understanding. The following gives the specific objective of each component: Component 1: ocean dynamics. The objective of th...[more]

Partners
Mauritius Oceanography Institute (lead entity), Albion Fisheries Research Centre (Government), National Coast Guard (Government), University of Mauritius (Government)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Review Existing Policies, Legal and Institutional Framework for Sustainable Use and Development of Marine Fisheries Resources

Objective: The Government is committed to protect and conserve fisheries resources and transform Mauritius into a major sea hub in the region for the supply of value added processes and services related to the sourcing and marketing of seafood products through an ecosystem approach to fisheries. Research, experimental fishing, efficient fishing, promote aquaculture, provide cost effective service to the fisher's community, incentives to alleviate poverty and contribute to food security, organizing cooperatives, training and empowerment, responding to marketing and trade opportunities that i...[more]

Partners
Fisheries Division, Competent Authority -Seafood, Shipping Division, Mauritius Oceanography Institute, Board of Investment, Federation of Fishers/Cooperative Fishers, Mauritius Export Association, Fishing Industry, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Ministry of Public Utilities, Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Environment and Sustainable Develop...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Review existing policies, legal and institutional framework for sustainable use and development of marine fisheries resources.

Objective: The Government of Mauritius is committed to protect and conserve fisheries resources and transform Mauritius into a major seafood hub in the region for the supply of value-added processes and services related to the sourcing and marketing of seafood products through an ecosystem approach to fisheries. Methodology: (a) carry out research and experimental fishing for untapped resources and use of effective and efficient fishing techniques; (b) Promoting industrial aquaculture and aquaculture on a small-scale in the lagoon and off-lagoon; (c) providing a quality and cost-effectiv...[more]

Partners
Fisheries Division (Lead Government entity) Competent Authority Seafood (Government) Shipping Division (Government) Mauritius Oceanography Institute (Parastatal body) Board of Investment (Statutory body of Government) Federation of fishers/cooperative fishers (civil society) Mauritius Export Association (Private) Fishing industry Processing (Private) Ministry of Tourism (Gove...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Consumption and Production for SIDS Initiative (within the 10YFP)

i. Facilitate the preparation and implementation of national SCP Plans and sub-regional coordination planning frameworks for SIDS, including the promotion of lifecycle based and integrated planning methods (e.g. Coastal Tourism Development on the basis of ICZM and Carrying Capacity) into national and sectoral development planning.ii. Seek international financial assistance to promote sustainable consumption and production patterns in SIDS, including, inter alia, in the development of sustainable products and services, sustainable food systems, waste management, marine litter, sustainable publi...[more]

Partners
UNEP, 10YFP, South Pacific Tourism Organisation, Mauritius, Samoa, Barbados, Jamaica, Seychelles, Comoros
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Management of the Coastal and Marine Resources

The partnership aims at strengthening the capacity of island nations to management of the marine and coastal resources for growth and development with due respect to the environment. The European Union is the leading technical and financial partner of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) and it has supported a large number regional programs for the development of the island States members of the IOC. These programs seek to enhance the capacity of island nations for good governance of fisheries, management of the coastal zones and the management of coastal, marine and island specific biodiversi...[more]

Partners
Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Reunion Island, European Union
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Protection of the coastline of Mauritius

Objectives: - To control beach erosion - To mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts - To enhance the recreational and beach use of the sites - To improve beach environment and enhance aesthetic view of he sites Implementation Methodologies: - Consultant appointed to prepare preliminary design report, detailed design report and tender documents - Allocation of contact - Supervision of works by the Project Management Unit

Partners
Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Environment and Sustainable Development (lead entity); Ministry of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping; Ministry of Housing and Land; Ministry of Tourism; Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security (Forestry Services), Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport; Ministry of Arts and Culture; Mauritius Oceanography ...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Tree planting campaign

Intensification of efforts to increase tree cover of our forests and implementation of a re-afforestation programme of the public beaches and of the ex-tea belts on the central plateaus. Surveillance of protected areas will be extended by more than 80% inclusive of private lands.

Partners
Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development in collaboration with Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Voluntary Commitment Relating To Biodiversity

Placement of at least 25% of Mauritian terrestrial area within a representative and viable Protected Area Network by 2030

Partners
Mauritius, in partnership with GEF and UNDP.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Western Indian Ocean Coastal Challenge (WIOCC)

The WIOCC is a country led partnership that promotes actions for climate resilient development that achieves effective conservation of biodiversity, enhanced livelihood and economies for greater social security among coastal communities. The WIOCC mobilises the political, financial and technical commitment at national and regional levels by inspiring leadership and facilitating collaboration towards a shared, long-term vision.

Partners
Comoros, France-Réunion, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania and Zanzibar; European Union; Indian Ocean Commission (IOC); UNEP Nairobi Convention Secretariat; Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; Global Island Partnership (GLISPA); Western Indian Ocean Consortium (WIO-C) including the WCS, IUCN, WWF, WIOMSA, CORDIO, IOC-Indian Ocean Commission, NEPAD an...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Working towards the ratification of the International Convention for the Control and Management-of-Ships'Ballast Water and Sediments -(BWM)

towards the ratification of the International Convention for the Control and Management-of-Ships'Ballast Water and Sediments - study to find out about invasive species present in the water of the port area

Partners
Shipping Division (lead entity); Mauritius Oceanography Institute
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
United Nations