The 70th anniversary of the formation of the Commonwealth of Mauritius is today, marked #MauritiusNationalDay. The holiday is due to two key events in the nation’s history, independence from Britain in 1968 and becoming a republic in 1992.

Mauritius is not just an island nation in the Indian Ocean known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. It is also more prone to the impacts of climate change. As such, it is part of the Small Island Developing States, a group of small island countries that all face challenges with climate change. All of the countries share similar sustainable challenges their small size that are exacerbated by food security, energy crisis, climate change and the financial and economic shocks are exacerbating progress in sustainable development implementation.

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