A collective call to raise public awareness on the adoption of sustainable development goals in the face of the challenges of climate change was at the fore of a debate held on 29 June 2017 at the State House, Le Réduit. Discussions focused on climate change, its adverse impacts on agriculture, health, environment and sea, and the need to tap new opportunities amidst the numerous challenges.
The debate which was organised at the initiative of the Office of the President, in collaboration with the European Union (EU) in the context of the EU Climate Diplomacy Week, brought together eminent participants to share their knowledge and views on measures and actions on the thematic concern of climate change.
The President of the Republic, Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, called that climate change is associated with considerable risks impacting adversely on the lives of people. Increasingly, with the rise of temperature and sea level, sea water is seeping into agricultural land and greenhouse gas emissions are causing harm to the natural environment, she said.
The President of the MCCI, Mr. Azim Currimjee, who participated in the debate said that at private sector level, different organizations are working on projects focused on Sustainability and Inclusive growth. He added that this shows the determination of Mauritius to pave its way towards a sustainable economy and future.
Panelists were all of the view that the efforts and determination of both the public and private sectors would help transform our society and build a better sustainable future.
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