Morocco Participates in 1st Meeting of Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency
Paris – Morocco took part, on Wednesday in Paris, in the first meeting of the high-level Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency, created last June at the initiative of the International Energy Agency (IEA).
The Kingdom, a member of this Commission, was represented by minister of Energy, Mining and the Environment, Aziz Rabbah, who is leading a delegation including officials from his department as well as representatives of the National Hydrocarbon and Mining Office (ONHYM), the National Water and Electricity Office (ONEE) and the Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency (AMEE).
On this occasion, the minister of Energy, Mining and the Environment lauded the efforts of the Commission, with the support of the IEA, to accelerate progress in energy efficiency, noting that the Commission’s proceedings come at a critical time for clean energy transitions around the world.
“Despite the enormous potential of energy efficiency, the world is struggling to reap all the benefits,” said the Moroccan minister, who noted that “global energy demand continues to increase and CO2 emissions are reaching record levels, at a time when energy intensity is not improving fast enough to offset this strong demand”.
In this regard, he stressed the need for governments and world leaders to redouble their efforts in energy efficiency.
The minister of Energy, Mining and the Environment also highlighted Morocco’s efforts in the field of energy efficiency, noting that in parallel with the development of renewable energies, the Kingdom has embarked on a process of promoting energy efficiency through a number of programs and actions, making it possible not only to save energy, but also to develop its national expertise and raise awareness of the importance of energy efficiency.
“This first meeting of the high-level Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency was an opportunity for Morocco to make recommendations on energy efficiency,” Rabbah told MAP, stressing that “Morocco’s choice to join this Commission, created at the IEA’s Fourth Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency in Dublin, Ireland, is based on its experience in the energy field, particularly in renewable energy and energy efficiency”.