Morocco, GCF Discuss Means to Support Climate Protection Projects
Rabat – Secretary of State for Sustainable Development Nezha El Ouafi recently held talks with executive director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Yannick Glemarec, on means to support climate protection projects in Morocco.
During this meeting, the two parties discussed Morocco’s expectations regarding the preparation of climate protection projects and the simplification of procedures for access to finance, with a view to promoting Moroccan dynamics at the local and continental levels, says on Friday a statement by the State secretariat for Sustainable Development.
On this occasion, El Ouafi highlighted the main aspects of Morocco’s momentum in this sector, under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, as well as the country’s various initiatives, in particular the national sustainable development strategy, the adoption of 19 sectoral plans by the strategic committee last February and the charter on the exemplarity of the administration in sustainable development.
As part of the Paris Agreement and in accordance with the Royal Message to the Meeting of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention (COP), Morocco has made a national contribution to greenhouse gas reduction and adaptation, with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 42% by 2030, of which 17% depends on the country’s self-financing and 25% through global funding, notably through the Green Climate Fund.
She also highlighted the national plan for adaptation to climate change, the national climate plan and the national coastal development plan, which would enable regions and local authorities to cope with climate change and its consequences on natural resources, in particular water resources.