Morocco Firmly Secures Its Transition to Low Carbon Economy (Portal)
Washington – Morocco has made a major step towards low-carbon economy by signing a three-year Joint Programme of Work with the International Energy Agency (IEA), writes information website +climateactionprogramme.org+.
It recalls that the programme will serve to deepen bilateral cooperation in the areas of energy security, energy efficiency, renewable energy, capacity building and data and statistics.
Morocco joined the IEA as an Association Country back in November 2016, making it the first country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to join the initiative, the website notes.
The programme will see the IEA Secretariat and the Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development work together to achieve the North African country’s long-term energy targets, +climateactionprogramme.org+ adds.
It quotes Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the IEA, as saying: “This Joint Programme of Work takes the long-standing relationship between the IEA and Morocco to a new level. It will cement the partnership between the two parties for a more sustainable and secure energy future.”
Morocco, which hosted the COP22 last year, has committed to increase its share of renewable electricity generation to 52 per cent by 2030, aiming for the installation of approximately 10 GW, recalls the same source.