Initiatives2018 Appropriation Draft Bill: Series of Measures to Slash CO2 Emissions in Morocco, Official

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14 Nov

2018 Appropriation Draft Bill: Series of Measures to Slash CO2 Emissions in Morocco, Official

Bonn, 14/11/2017 (MAP) – The 2018 appropriation draft bill provides for a series of measures meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Moroccan transportation sector, said secretary of state for transport Mohamed Najib Boulif who is taking part in Bonn in the 23rd UN Conference on Climate Change (COP 23).

The transportation ministry has always been at the centre of anything related to energy consumption and, consequently, to slashing greenhouse gas emissions, pursuant to the Kingdom’s Paris Agreement commitments, he told MAP on the sidelines of his participation in the COP23 (Nov. 6-17).

As part of carrying out Morocco’s contributions (NDCs) of 40%, he said that his department is looking into imposing a new tax, under the 2018 appropriation bill, on vehicles with an important greenhouse gas emission.

He also added that they are mulling to decrease importation taxes on electric vehicles which are less polluting and consume less energy.

Morocco seized the opportunity of its COP23 participation to showcase its efforts in the different sectors to honour its commitments under the Paris Agreement aimed at curbing global temperature under 2 degree Celsius.

Up to 35,000 participants are taking part in the event, including representatives of over 500 NGOs and over one thousand reporters.

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