Mauritius: Workshop on Climate Change opens in Mauritius

Balaclava, Mauritius (PANA) - A three-day workshop aimed at improving Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory in the energy, transport, industrial process and product use and waste sectors opened on Monday night in Mauritius.

It is also to make stakeholders understand and learn the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change tools and software to improve and refine GHG inventory process.

Mauritian Environment and Sustainable Development, Mr Etienne Sinatambou, in his speech said Mauritius’ contribution to global emissions of greenhouse gases stood only at around 0.01% last year, and yet it is the 7th most exposed country of the world to natural disasters.

This undoubtedly calls for enhancing its adaptive capacity with regard to the adverse effects of climate change.

The Minister said major indicators of climate change continue to reflect trends consistent with a warming planet.

He pointed to the report of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which showed that several markers such as land, ocean temperatures, sea level, and greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere broke records.   

Mr Sinatambou recalled that Mauritius was among the first countries to ratify the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and has also pledged to abate its greenhouse emissions by 30% by 2030.

Furthermore, he said, the government has set the goal of transitioning to a low-carbon economy in view of building resilience against climate change.
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12 september 2017 06:41:55

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