Mauritius

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0.01%
Share of global GHG emissions
Based on data from Climate Watch (CAIT 2018), developed and maintained by the World Resources Institute.
#50
Climate Vulnerability Index ranking
A higher number means a higher vulnerability to climate change. Based on the ND-GAIN Index (2019), developed by the University of Notre Dame.
#66
Human Development Index ranking
A lower number means a better human development score. Based on the Human Development Index (2020), developed by UNDP.
40%
Conditional GHG emissions reduction target by 2030
compared to business as usual
The highest emissions reduction target, conditional or unconditional, included in the country’s latest NDC.
NDC Status

Mauritius submitted its updated NDC in October 2021.

Key highlights from the NDC
  • In its updated NDC, Mauritius raised ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% in 2030 compared to business-as-usual, instead of the initial NDC target of 30%. 
  • The government aims to achieve 60% of energy production from green sources by 2030, phasing out the use of coal and increasing energy efficiency by 10% based on a 2019 baseline. 
  • Domestic sources of public and private finance will fund 35% of the costs of climate action.
Adaptation and resilience areas in the NDC
  • Tourism
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Coastal zones
  • Health
  • Infrastructure
  • Disaster Risk Management 
The Climate Promise is being delivered in collaboration with key partners. Thanks to our partners in Mauritius:

Last Updated

February 14, 2022

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