Morocco’s Experience in Sustainable Development, ‘Very Useful’ for UfM (Deputy SG)
Barcelona – Morocco’s experience in environment and sustainable development, particularly the promotion of renewable energy, has been “very useful” for the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), said the Union’s deputy secretary-general for Water and Environment, Miguel Garcia-Herraiz.
In a statement to MAP on the sidelines of the UfM Regional Dialogue, held on Wednesday and Thursday in Barcelona under the theme “Shared views on priority issues in the Mediterranean”, Garcia-Herraiz commended Morocco’s initiatives to address the challenges of climate change, noting that the UfM has also drawn heavily on Morocco’s experience to set the Union’s agenda for water.
“Morocco has taken the challenge of changing energy habits to meet the challenge of climate change,” he stressed, recalling that COP22, held in Marrakech, was “a great success” and highlighted the impact of climate change on water, a sector highly vulnerable to the effects of global warming.
Garcia-Herraiz also lauded Morocco’s efforts to promote renewable energy and the blue economy, as well as the success of its solar and wind energy projects.
“Morocco has been able to attract international investors in the field of renewable energy, at a time when, in the world, the international financing of major infrastructure projects related to the environment remains a very complicated issue,” he noted, considering that the Kingdom is advancing in this area with “intelligence and wisdom”.