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Mauritius: Small island states tackle climate changefeedproxy.google.com | 24 Apr 2012
Source: Voice of America Country: Mauritius, Fiji, Haiti, Jamaica by Joe DeCapuaExperts from more than 50 small island countries are meeting this week in Mauritius to discuss climate...
farmers in Mauritius are finding it difficult to keep their due to a lack of water.(Radio)ips.org | 22 Mar 2012
Mauritius watercress farmers wait for water. Credit: Nasseem Ackbarally/IPSWatercress farmers in Mauritius are finding it difficult to keep their activity going after sixty years because of a lack of water. Nasseem Ackbarally reports that 30 families working on one of the biggest watercress farm in the island can no longer cultivate watercress because there is no water in their pond.
Renewable energy in MauritiusAfricaFiles | 17 Jan 2011
A new initiative to support production of renewable energy in Mauritius may provide a model for other countries to follow suit. We have got so much sunshine here, says Andrea Gungadin, rector of the Hindu Girls College, a private educational institution in Curepipe, southern Mauritius. Why allow...
Mauritius still the easiest place to do business in Africatradeinvestafrica.com | 16 Nov 2010
For the third year in a row, Mauritius ranks highest in the region on the overall regulatory ease of doing business for local firms, according to the Doing Business report released by the World Bank on Thursday. Globally, the country ranks 20th among 183 economies, and has announced further economic reforms to transform the Indian Ocean island into one of the top 10 most investment- and business-friendly locations in the world.
Textile Manufacturing Goes Green and Cleanjipsnews.net | 16 Jul 2009
The cost of production is high in Mauritius as we are far away from our main markets. Our island is so small that at times our clients do forget us. We no longer benefit from any trade preferences. We dont have any natural resources but we have plenty of sunshine and wind and we have decided to use these resources.
Mauritius and Seychelles prepare for historic submission to the UNCommonwealth News | 25 Mar 2009
It was a moment of joy at Marlborough House on 20 March when a delegation from Mauritius and Seychelles gave a preview of the joint presentation the two countries will make on 26 March 2009 at the United Nations in New York to the Commission on the Limits of their Continental shelf.
Mauritius prepares action plan against invasive alien speciesafriquejet.com | 02 Mar 2009
Mauritian Agro-industry Minister Satish Faugoo said that the struggle against the spread of invasive alien species in the island is a priority because of its negative impacts on the economy, the environment and the health of the population.
Mauritius: Water -- Waste Not, Want NotInter Press Service | 16 Jul 2008
The 1.2 million-strong population of Mauritius presently enjoys plentiful piped potable water from the 2000 mm average annual rainfall that falls over the island annually. But large amounts of water are wasted, and with growing demand from new development, the island's water security may come under pressure in the near future.
Global partnerships critical in curbing climate changeSouthern African News Features | 30 Nov 2007
"Climate change is not a northern issue, neither is it a southern issue. It is not an issue for just the developed world nor is it an issue for only the developing world. It is a global issue," said Koffi Annan in his special address to the European Development Days held recently in Lisbon, Portugal.
Mauritius: Commonwealth fails to back climate targetsl'express | 26 Nov 2007
The Commonwealth said climate change threatened the existence of small island members faced with rising sea levels but it failed to back binding targets on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Mauritius: Branding the Green Islandl'express | 01 Oct 2007
Mauritius has enjoyed and continues to enjoy an enviable status as a honeymoon luxury destination on the world tourist map.
SADC works on improving food securityTimes of Zambia | 14 Aug 2007
One area that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is making efforts in is to improve the food security in the region and already a business plan for 2007 to 2008 has been prepared in a bid to improve the availability of food in the region. On food security, the body has prepared the business plan for the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) that is aimed at improving the food security.
SADC region takes steps to acccelerate infrastructure developmentSouthern African News Features | 09 Aug 2007
SADC Member States are scaling up the provision of regional infrastructure, a critical foundation for the speedy realization of regional integration objectives. To this end, five intervention areas have been prioritised, as contained in the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan – SADCs 15-year blueprint. These are energy generation, transport, communications technology and meteorology, water infrastructure, and tourism.