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Govt reviews green energy targets ahead of UN Climate Change Convention

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The government will revise its list of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for Mauritius ahead of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The conference, to be held in Glasgow on November 1-12 will be attended by a Mauritian delegation led by PM Pravind Jugnauth.

The delegation will comprise several ministers, including the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, the Minister of Tourism. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Kavi Ramano, will submit a report entitled the Nationally Determined Contribution.

The government intends to source 60% of its energy needs from green sources and phase out of the use of coal by 2030.

The NCCs also includes the extension of the Light Rail network by 2022 and the phasing out of subsidies on the importation of diesel buses.

It also intends to divert up to 70% of waste being currently dumped at the landfill station to composting plants, sorting units, biogas plants and waste-to-energy plants.

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