The Women's Forum Mauritius 2016 - Meeting the Climate Challenge for SIDS and Africa was held on the 20th and 21st of June 2016, under the aegis of the Office of the President of the Republic of Mauritius.

CIEL sustainability Officer, Alvin Peerty, shares his own take-home messages from the Forum.

  • The economic and social impacts of Climate Change are largely undermined. For example, health impacts due to changing temperature (Malaria, Zika, etc), food security and availability of quality water.
  • Behind these challenges lies opportunities. Technological innovations, sustainable financing, partnerships or simply, joining supply and demand is bringing new business opportunities, improved social wellbeing and better environmental performance.
  • Many examples have been tackled during the Forum among which the optimisation of agricultural practices, renewable energy dissemination and access to medicine.
  • Awareness, networking and collaboration among countries, organisations and people are the main enablers to meet the Climate Challenge.
  • Women’s contribution is essential. The examples tackled during the Forum showed clearly how women emancipation and empowerment is an imperative for a sustainable future, starting with increased contribution to economic growth.
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Goal 5 - Promote the sustainable development of mauritius
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