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Mauritius Initiative

We think differently about how to solve environmental problems, working across disciplines and with diverse groups of people.

Problem

 

We are all personally responsible for releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels for transportation (driving and flying) and home energy (electricity, heating, and cooling). This leads to global warming, which is destroying Earth's biodiversity and native ecosystems.

 

Solutions

 

1.Reduce your use of fossil fuels

2.Protect native forests as "carbon storehouses"

3.Help plant native trees in urban and deforested areas

4.Volunteer for ACTION AGAINT GLOBAL WARMING

5.Donate to ACTION AGAINT GLOBAL WARMING . Based on ACTION AGAINT GLOBAL WARMING total program costs and conservation project accomplishments since 2013,every Rs50 donation allows Mauritius to sponsor one Apprentice Ecologist and plant 3.1 native trees.

 

Benefits of planting native trees

 

1.They help stop global warming by reducing greenhouse gases

2.They reduce soil erosion and water pollution

3.They provide habitat for native wildlife (including songbirds)

4.They improve human health by producing oxygen and improving air quality

5.They reduce home energy needs by providing shade in summer and a windbreak in winter

 

Facts about the benefits provided by planting one tree

 

1.Absorbs over a ton of harmful greenhouse gases over its lifetime

2.Produces enough oxygen for four people every day

3.Provides the equivalent cooling effect of ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day

4.Provides environmental benefits in every year of its life

We work directly with youth volunteers, including those who are at-risk and disadvantaged, throughout Mauritius, India and Africa and can help you be part of the solution to global warming. We develop technologies Officially recognized by EPA, the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative™, our youth-based volunteer program, allows Mauritian , Indian and African to plant native trees at a size where they can quickly mature into large adult trees and become part of the native forested landscape. We have had great success in engaging youth volunteers (from large urban areas to small rural villages) in these tree-planting projects, which helps Mauritius keep costs to an absolute minimum.

 

Because we rely exclusively on youth volunteers for the labor of planting and tending the trees, we are able to establish native trees with minimal associated costs. We provide mentoring, support, and supplies for youth volunteers, who then write an essay about their project .

 

Action Against Global Warming works exclusively with Kievnov International and a Network of Researchers and Scientist throughout the world to bring renewable energy solutions and challenges to reduce the carbon foorprints.

 

 

Where does your donation go?

For each Rs50 donation, you can provide mentorship and support for one youth volunteer. That means that just Rs1000 can impact the lives of 10 young people, the environment, and our world.

 

 

Building on our longstanding commitment to the environment, the Action Against Global Warming develops scalable projects that can be tailored to local conditions while also serving as innovative models for tackling global climate change. This approach helps provide real-world demonstrations of how we can cut emissions while compressing the timeframe for delivering real progress.

 

Environmental degradation is a driver of poverty in developing countries and a cause of climate change around the world.

 

Deforestation and forest degradation contribute approximately 15% of human-caused carbon emissions. The Action Against Global Warming ’s Forestry Program works with governments and communities in developing countries to reduce these emissions by developing sustainable solutions for managing forests and lands. Our goal is to provide developing countries with the knowledge and tools to improve land-use while helping to reduce carbon emissions by planting trees, improving farming practices, and building carbon measurement systems. This work has been supported through government aid funding various government globally.

 

Small island nations are highly vulnerable to climate change risks, yet also have the potential to be global leaders in climate change action.

As climate change accelerates, small island nations will suffer a disproportionate share of the global consequences already occurring. Island nations are highly reliant on imported diesel and petroleum, which are not only major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions but are also some of the most expensive fuels in the world. Furthermore, island nations are at higher risk of being impacted by rising sea levels and extreme weather patterns, exacerbating negative effects on our ecosystems and agriculture. The Action Against Global Warming has partnered with NGO’s and researchers to develop renewable energy projects, and design and implement waste and water solutions that will reduce fossil fuel consumption and assist the transition to a low-carbon economy – with the goal of replicating and scaling this model to significantly reduce the impacts of climate change by creating resilient communities.

 

More than one-third of worldwide energy is consumed in buildings, yet studies show that we could reduce that energy use by as much as 30 percent.

 

Energy use in the global building sector is significant and on the rise. In fact in Mauritius commercial and residential buildings accounted for over 40 percent of primary energy consumption. Reducing building energy use through energy-efficiency and monitoring strategies can have significant environmental, occupant health and economic impacts; yet achieving energy efficiency at scale in homes and businesses has remained elusive. The Action Against Global Warming works to address barriers to achieving large scale reductions in building energy use globally. We focus our resources on partnerships of purpose with public and private organizations, including corporations, governments, the financial community and other non-profits. Through these partnerships, we foster sustainable models designed to result in significant, measurable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while enabling economic growth. We design and test innovative market solutions in the commercial and residential building sectors with the goal of developing and scaling these models, nationally and internationally.

 

 

Our learn about what others are doing in response to climate change :

 

  • access and share information
  • coordinate interaction with other actors
  • share contacts, resources, events, capacity
  • have a representative voice in policy making and other climate change fora

We are also involved in

 

  • Humanitarian Help

 

  • Youth and Health Campaign

 

  • Poverty Elevation

 

  • Marine Conservation

 

  • De Addiction Program

 

 

across the globe, we are tied up with many international NGO 's and we are very active in Bhutan, Vietnam , Lesotho , Swaziland and Mauritius