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A study on sustainable construction in Mauritius

L’Agence Française de Développement (AFD) is a public establishment at the heart of France's development cooperation system. For more than 70 years AFD has been working to fight poverty and promote development in developing countries. It also supports the economic and social dynamism of Overseas France. Through grants, loans, guarantee funds, and debt relief and development contracts, AFD finances projects, programs, and studies and helps its Southern partners build their capacities. 

Through the green finance label SUNREF (Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Finance), the “Agence Française de Développement” supports the energy and environmental transition in nearly 30 developing countries. The scheme helps private sectors seize the opportunities linked to green growth and make their projects a reality while encouraging local partner banks to finance them.

Within the framework of SUNREF III Mauritius, Ecosis (Mtius) Ltd was appointed to conduct a study on sustainable construction in Mauritius by AFD.

The study had four specific objectives which all converge towards the main objective of better linking green finance to construction projects. 

It is equally to inform project developers and banks on the criteria retained in the fields of mitigation and adaptation to climate change, and to bring out bankable projects.

The following are the different deliverables of the project:

  1. Construction cost repository by sub-sectors in Mauritius, and initial work for a construction cost advisory.

  2. Comparison of the green certifications available on the international market and expected contributions of these tools to promote "green" projects using their benchmark

  3. Cost/benefit analysis of the dry construction sector for its development in Mauritius

  4. Pre-feasibility study for biosourced materials

The study will be used for the next line of green finance.


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