Mauritius is an island located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. This island is classified as a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) by the United Nations. Mauritius is one of the 35 world sites recognized as a biodiversity hotspot.
Mauritius ranks 51st on the list of countries most affected by climate change, according to the World Risk Report (2021). The island is heavily dependent on imports to meet the food needs of the local population. Rising waters and the increased frequency of cyclones and torrential downpours are new challenges that vulnerable populations must learn to manage in order to become more resilient in the face of these damages.
These issues also affect the islands of Rodrigues, Agaléga and Saint-Brandon.
FORENA is aware that action is needed to preserve the ecosystem of Mauritius and its islands. This is why the Foundation is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One of its flagship objectives is to reduce the temperature of the capital of Mauritius, Port Louis, by 2 degrees by 2040 through agroforestry and reforestation.