Sustainable Consumption and Production Best Practices in Mauritius

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January 2013
Document Type: 
Sector/Thematic Document
Government Entity: 
Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development

The world is facing deeply interlinked economic, social and environmental crises which result mainly from current unsustainable patterns of production and consumption. There is need to change the way goods and services are produced and consumed so as not to further aggravate the state of the environment, more specifically the disruption of the climate and the depletion of natural resources. The challenges lying ahead should spur us to innovation and creative solutions while encouraging us to scale up our efforts towards more sustainable lifestyles and policies. This shift to sustainable consumption and production patterns will be achieved through the full involvement of all stakeholders, namely Government, the business community, consumers, educators and the media. Each and every one of us is called upon to play an important role in this process of changing our mindset.

Mauritius has slowly but surely started to move in that direction. The aim of this booklet, Sustainable Consumption and Production Best Practices in Mauritius, is to present 30 promising examples and to share information with all those who want to up-scale the effort and support this shift to SCP.