COP25, Opportunity to Present Moroccan Experience to Handle Climate Change (Official)
Madrid – The 25th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) is an opportunity to present Morocco’s experience in various areas related to climate change, the environment, renewable energies and the green economy, said, Monday in Madrid, minister of Energy, Mining and the Environment, Aziz Rebbah.
“COP25 is also an opportunity for Morocco to benchmark and evaluate the progress it has made in relation to international dynamics and the hundreds of successful experiences in different fields,” the minister told MAP on the sidelines of this Conference.
This Summit, he added, would also enable the Kingdom to establish and renew partnerships with international institutions active in this field, considering that Morocco has now become a field of cooperation made available to friendly and brotherly countries, particularly African States.
“Starting from the Paris Declaration, COP22 in Marrakech and COP25, we can see that climate change is happening faster than the commitments made. Today, everyone is calling for stronger and faster action in terms of engagement, especially in advanced countries,” Rebbah said.
“Morocco has long been committed to the fight against climate change, through the launch of a water policy for decades that we are currently reviewing,” the minister said, noting that the Kingdom aims to exceed the 2020-2030 targets of the national renewable energy strategy, launched in 2009.
He also recalled the various initiatives launched by HM King Mohammed VI in environment-related areas that have begun to have a positive impact, underlining the Kingdom’s commitment to integrate itself into this international climate dynamic, and more particularly on a continental scale.
The minister also mentioned meetings held with several delegations, including those of Poland, Portugal and other African countries, which he said had expressed interest in developing cooperation with Morocco and promoting joint ventures with Moroccan public institutions and companies.