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Mauritius holds ‘Media Celebrity Walk’ to publicise Green Energy Day on July 10

Mauritius holds ‘Media Celebrity Walk’ to publicise Green Energy Day on July 10

Mauritius held a ‘Media Celebrity Walk’ to publicise the impending celebration of Green Energy Day on Friday, July 10, 2015 from 8 pm to midnight on the esplanade of the Port Louis Waterfront, in order to sensitise the public on the importance of renewable energies and energy efficiency.(Image:Company)

Mauritius’ President, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim; the General Secretary of the Indian Ocean Commission, Jean Claude de l’ Estrac; Mauritius’ Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Raj Dayal; the leader of the delegation of the European Union, Aldo Dell’ Ariccia; Miss Mauritius 2015; Mauritian bluesman Eric Triton; Yoann Fréget, the winner of season 2 of The Voice; and the Clarisse Sisters, were all gathered in Port Louis on July 08 to demonstrate their support for the cause of renewable energies.

Over a hundred people walked from Place d’Armes in Port Louis towards Cathedral St Louis as event champions accompanied them, conveying messages to the general public such as, “Be brilliant, be green”, “Make green energy” and others.

The purpose of the event was to inform the public of the impending celebration of Green Energy Day on Friday, July 10, 2015, from 8 pm to midnight. This event will be held on the esplanade of the Port Louis Waterfront, with the objective of sensitising the public on the importance of renewable energies and energy efficiency.

It is to be noted that the Indian Ocean islands depend almost exclusively on fossil fuels to meet their energy needs. And, this situation leads to repercussions on their economies due to the impact of global warming, which makes them more vulnerable.

The objective of COI-energies, financed by the 10th European Development Fund, is to support member states to improve renewable energy access with an acceptable cost for users, thus contributing to the sustainable development of the wider Indian Ocean region.

Finally, the celebrations will consist of different activities with focus on generating public awareness on renewable energies.

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