PAGE’s Green Economy Forum Fosters Sustainable Economic Development in Mauritius

Mauritius partners with PAGE to facilitate green investments, foster the implementation of green policies and plans, and upscale green initiatives across the economy in the country.

Mauritius, 9-11 May 2018– From 9th to 11th May, the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), together with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development in Mauritius jointly organized a Green Economy Forum. Participants from government institutions, the private sector, training institutions, and civil society organizations gathered in Mauritius to promote the acceleration of inclusive and green economic growth for the country. 

The objectives of the Green Economy Forum include sharing latest developments and initiatives related to Mauritius’ green economy transition, and increasing the competences of stakeholders in the Mauritius Green Bonds Market. It also promotes knowledge sharing on policy formulation and green economy action. 

At the opening session, Sunil Benimadhu, the Chief Executive of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius says “It is in the best interest of Mauritius as a small island economy to be at the forefront of regional and global action to mitigation & adapt to climate change”.

Cynthia Samuel Olonjuwon, the Regional Director of International Labour Organization (ILO) in Mauritius emphasizes that “the future that we want can only be possible if we use our resources efficiently".

Mr. Sunil Benimadhu, the Chief Executive of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius

From left to right: Sunil Benimadhu, Chief Executive of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius, Hon. Dharmendar Sesungkur, Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance, and Cynthia Samuel Olonjuwon, the ILO Regional Director.