The main goal of this project is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, by promoting investments in low carbon technology and measures in energy, waste management, agriculture and industry.
To ensure a low carbon path for Mauritius the projects aims to strengthen national capacities for formulating and prioritizing mitigation actions in the context of the country´s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Further, the project aims to develop the local capability to design and implement mitigation actions in the energy sector and to build capacity in Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV).
Previously UNEP DTU Partnership has supported Mauritius through the Technology Needs Assessments (TNA) project, where wind power was identified as a priority renewable energy source and technology.
The current project will build on the outputs of the TNA project, and consists of three components with corresponding outcomes:
- Component 1: Building national capacity for cross-sectoral engagement in the formulation and implementation of mitigation actions in the context of the NDCs
- Outcome 1: National capability to identify, prioritize, register, monitor and implement mitigation actions in the context of the NDCs developed.
- Component 2: Design & Implementation of pilot mitigation action in the Energy Sector
- Outcome 2: Pilot energy sector mitigation action designed and implementation started
- Component 3: Establishment of MRV system and national registry for mitigation actions
- Outcome 3: Establishment of MRV system and national registry for mitigation actions
The Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions for Low Carbon Island Development Strategy project is carried out through UN Environment and in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development, Disasters and Beach Management of Mauritius. It is funded by GEF.