Mauritius launches $191 million renewable energy project
On Friday 10 November in Port Louis, Mauritius, the Republic of Mauritius launched a US$191 million renewable energy project supported by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project aims to reduce fossil fuel imports and accelerate the nation’s shift to a low-carbon economy over a period of 20 years.
The 8-year project will support national goals to increase renewable energy to 35 percent of the energy mix by 2025 and reduce carbon dioxide output by 4.3 million tons. It is a key step in achieving the country’s Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement and supporting continued economic growth.
Honourable Ivan Leslie Collendavelloo, Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, announced that Mauritius is on track to achieve the 35 percent target of the renewables in the energy mix with the launch of this project.