COP 26 Should Be Opportunity to Promote Blue Fund for Congo Basin (Minister)
Rabat – Minister of Energy, Mining and Environment, Aziz Rabbah called, recently, to seize the opportunity of the organization of the 26th Conference of the Parties on Climate (COP 26) in Glasgow (UK), to make the voice of the Congo Basin region heard, as part of the solution to the global climate crisis and to promote the Blue Fund for the Congo Basin.
Speaking at the high-level ministerial meeting of the Climate Commission for the Congo Basin, held last Wednesday in hybrid mode, Rabbah reiterated the commitment of Morocco, as an original associate member of this Commission, alongside its sister countries in the Congo Basin region to this project.
Quoted in a statement by the ministry of Energy, Mining and Environment, Rabbah welcomed the results of the study on the establishment of the Blue Fund for the Congo Basin, and the identification of a portfolio of investment projects in the fight against climate change.
The official also recalled the initiatives of Morocco in strengthening South-South cooperation, particularly with regard to capacity building, referring in this sense, to the technical assistance provided to the Sahel Climate Commission, through 4C Morocco, for the launch of a study on the preparation of a financial instrument of this commission.
He also expressed Morocco’s willingness to share a pioneering experience with African countries, within the framework of South-South cooperation, on the monitoring of the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), through a monitoring-reporting and verification (MRV) system.
In addition, he stressed that in the current context related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the fight against climate change has become a major priority for African countries and especially those of the Congo Basin.