Morocco, Model of Sustainable Development (AfDB)
Accra – Morocco has made remarkable progress in the area of environment, which enabled the kingdom to become a model of sustainable development, said Thursday in Accra Director for Climate Change and Green Growth at the African Development Bank (AfDB), Anthony Nyong.
“Morocco has made remarkable progress in the area of environment and sustainable development, through the launch of several initiatives and policies that made of the Kingdom a model to follow by African countries”, Nyong told MAP on the sidelines of the Africa Climate Week.
“Aware of the importance of agriculture in sustainable development, the Kingdom has been able to develop its Green Plan, a political initiative to promote agriculture that takes into account the environmental aspect,” he noted.
Nyong also lauded the initiative for the Adaptation of African Agriculture (AAA), led by Morocco and presented on the sidelines of the COP22 in Marrakech, which aims to reduce the vulnerability of Africa and its agriculture to climate change, promotes and fosters the implementation of specific projects to improve soil management, agricultural water control, climate risk management and capacity building.
“The triple A initiative is not only a key response to climate change, but also to food insecurity, especially since agriculture in African countries depends on rainfall,” he pointed out.
Africa Climate Week (ACW) 2019 is held in Accra (18-22 March) in the lead-up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in September 2019, bringing together diverse actors from the public and private sectors.
Participants focus on how engagement between Parties and non-Party stakeholders can be further strengthened in key sectors for Africa, including energy, agriculture and human settlements.
The event also showcases the role of future carbon markets to enhance climate action towards the goal of sustainable development, and seek to facilitate implementation of countries’ nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement on climate change and SDG 13 (climate action), among other Goals.