Accelerating the transformational shift to a low-carbon economy in the Republic of Mauritius
With imported fossil fuels supplying 84 percent of Mauritius’ primary energy requirements, the country is vulnerable to outside energy shocks, like many other Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Also, greenhouse gas emissions are increasing at a rate of 3 percent per year, while the country’s energy generation mix is dominated by imports of coal (39 percent) and fuel oil (38 percent).
This project is aimed at enabling the Government of Mauritius to meet its target of using renewables to supply 35 percent of the country’s energy needs by 2025. This is part of a broad national strategy to reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels – to enhance energy security and climate change mitigation, and to improve the country’s balance of payments.
The objective of the project is to remove bottlenecks to deployment and scale-up of renewable energy in Mauritius.
For more information, download the project factsheet.
Government of Mauritius
GOVERNMENT OF MAURITIUS
GREEN CLIMATE FUND
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DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS
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