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.

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Impact

START DATE

August 2017

END DATE

August 2025

STATUS

Ongoing

PROJECT OFFICE

Mauritius

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

Government of Mauritius

DONORS

Australian DFAT

GOVERNMENT OF MAURITIUS

GREEN CLIMATE FUND

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PRO

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$19,578,754

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2017$263,287

2018$2,254,961

2019$1,549,529

2020$6,936,737

2021$1,634,383

2022$164,296

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