COP24: Morocco, Senegal Sign MoU on Environmental Cooperation
Katowice – Morocco and Senegal signed Wednesday in Katowice a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on environmental cooperation, on the sidelines of the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24).
The agreement, signed by State Secretary for Sustainable Development, Nezha El Ouafi, and Senegalese minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Mame Thierno Dieng, is aimed at enhancing information exchange on waste management, environmental protection and sustainable development.
The MoU will further develop the excellent cooperation between Morocco and Senegal, El Ouafi pointed out, while underlining the importance of South-South cooperation in particular with African countries, which is major axis of Morocco’s foreign policy.
“This political commitment is shown at the highest level of the State by the actions of HM King Mohammed VI that promote active solidarity with Africa”, she said, noting that environment is an area that is becoming increasingly important in inter-African cooperation.
“This is a sector that also offers many opportunities for investment and job creation, particularly through green jobs,” she added.
In his turn, Dieng lauded the multifaceted cooperation between Morocco and Senegal which draws its foundations from the secular ties between the two countries and the fraternal friendship between HM King Mohammed VI and President Macky Sall.
Senegal wishes to take advantage of the Moroccan experience in the areas of waste management and renewable energies, he told MAP.
The 24th conference of the parties of the United Nations Climate Change Convention (COP24) will run through Dec. 14, 2018.
The climate summit is bringing together around 30,000 delegates from almost 200 countries, top state officials, representatives of business and NGOs, at this southern Polish city.
Talks focus on implementing the provisions of the Paris agreement of 2015, towards the reduction of global warming by cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Under the Paris agreement, all countries have committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit the global average rise in temperature to well below 2°C, and as close as possible to 1.5°C.