SG of WEEC Lauds Morocco’s Remarkable Environment Initiatives
Vancouver – Secretary general of the World Environmental Education Congress Mario Salomone lauded, on Saturday in Vancouver, the remarkable initiatives undertaken by Morocco under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI over the past years in the field of environment.
“I am surprised by the very remarkable environment initiatives undertaken by Morocco over the past years thanks to the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environment Protection,” said Salomone in a statement to Moroccan media outlets on the opening of the 9th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC 2017), which will run till Sept. 15 under the theme “Culturenvironment: Weaving new connections”.
He also commended the joint organization, in 2013 in Marrakech, by the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environment Protection, of the 7th World Environmental Education Congress, a leading event which he described as “extraordinary” and one of the most important congresses held since 2003.
“I am very happy and I congratulate the Foundation and the Kingdom of Morocco for its sensitivity and capacity to help populations and citizens and give hope in the future. I think that environmental education is the hope in the future,” he added.
The WEEC opening ceremony was marked by keynote speeches by director of the institute for environmental learning at the Simon Fraser university in Vancouver David Zandvliet and Mario Salomone, congress organizers, as well as a video message by UNESCO director general Irina Bokova.