Environment Statistics - 2010

Highlights

This issue of the Economic and Social Indicators present Statistics on Environment for the year 2010.

Greenhouse gas (GHG)

In 2010, some 3,583 thousand tonnes of Carbon Dioxide (CO2), the major greenhouse gas, were emitted in the atmosphere while 293 thousand tonnes were removed by forest which act as “sinks”. Thus, the net emission worked out to 3,290 thousand tonnes compared to 3,075 thousand tonnes in 2009, i.e an increase of 7.0%.

The energy industries remained the main source of CO2 emission in the atmosphere in 2010. They contributed around 60% of the emissions from fuel combustion, with 2,158 thousand tonnes in 2010 compared to 1,997 thousand tonnes in 2009 (+8.1%). They were followed by the transport sector which contributed 25% of the total emissions and the manufacturing industries with 10%.

Solid waste

In 2010, the total amount of solid waste landfilled at Mare Chicose rose to 427,802 tonnes from 415,948 tonnes in 2009 (+2.8%).

Complaints

The number of complaints received by the Pollution Prevention and Control Division of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development increased by 19.2% from 522 in 2009 to 622 in 2010. The main causes of complaints in 2010 were noise (26%), odour (21%), solid waste (19%), waste water (12%) and air pollution (12%).


Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks countries on performance indicators covering environmental health and ecosystem vitality. These indicators provide a gauge at a national government scale of how close countries are to established environmental policy goals. Mauritius climbed to the sixth position in the 2010 EPI from the fifty eighth position in the 2008 EPI rankings. The improved result is mainly due to the performance scores in the ecosystem vitality, from 58.5 to 77.5


September 2011

More: Environment Statistics - 2010

Introduction

Table 1 - Main environment indicators, Republic of Mauritius, 2001 and 2010

Table 2 - Main socio-economic indicators, Republic of Mauritius, 2001 and 2010

Table 3 - Land use, Island of Mauritius, 1995 and 2005

Table 4 - Forest area by category, Island of Mauritius, 2010

Table 5 - Effective area under cultivation, Island of Mauritius, 2008 - 2010

Table 6 - Imports of fertilizers, Island of Mauritius, 2008 - 2010

Table 7 - Primary energy requirement by energy source, Republic of Mauritius, 2008 - 2010

Table 8 - Final energy consumption by sector, Republic of Mauritius, 2008 - 2010

Table 9 - Fuel input for electricity production, Republic of Mauritius , 2008 - 2010

Table 10 - Stock of registered motor vehicles, Island of Mauritius, 2007 - 2010

Table 11 - Fuel used for transport, Republic of Mauritius, 2008 - 2010

Table 12 - Ambient air quality monitoring by mobile stations, Island of Mauritius, 2010

Table 13 - Total emissions and removals of greenhouse gases and other related gases, Republic of Mauritius, 2008 - 2010

Table 14 - Sectoral carbon dioxide emissions from fuel combustion activities, Republic of Mauritius, 2008 - 2010

Table 15 - National inventory of greenhouse gas emissions by source categories, Republic of Mauritius, 2009 - 2010

Table 16 - Water balance, Island of Mauritius, 2005 - 2010

Table 17 - Water Utilisation, Island of Mauritius, 2010

Table 18 - Solid waste landfilled at Mare Chicose by source of waste material Island of Mauritius, 2008 - 2010

Table 19 - Number of complaints received at the Pollution Prevention and Control Division by category, Island of Mauritius, 2008 - 2010

Table 20 - Number of EIA licence, 2007 - 2010 and PER licence, 2009 - 2010 granted by type of project, Island of Mauritius

Table 21 - Environmental Performance Index (EPI) for Mauritius, 2008 and 2010

 

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