Green Deal: Towards Joint Morocco-EU Fight against Climate Change
Casablanca – The participants in a webinar held on Thursday, under the theme “European Green Deal: challenges and impact on economic recovery in Morocco”, highlighted the joint fight of Morocco and the European Union (EU) against climate change, as well as the impact of their joint efforts in favor of energy transition of their economies.
Speaking on this occasion, the Ambassador of the European Union to Morocco Claudia Wiedey underlined the need for joint action in order to set up sustainable infrastructure and develop renewable energy and energy efficiency, given the climate and biodiversity crises that are still persisting.
She also called for redoubling efforts to find solutions to the issue of climate change, stressing in this regard Morocco’s ambitious climate and energy policy and its great potential in terms of renewable energy.
Recalling that the fight against climate change is a collective responsibility, she noted that the Green Deal was designed as a new growth strategy for the European Union, combining environmental, economic and social sustainability and that it is also intended to be a roadmap for post-covid-19 recovery in Europe.
For his part, the Director General of Industry at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Green and Digital Economy, Ali Seddiki, highlighted the centrality of the Green Deal and its importance for Morocco, given the many opportunities it presents for sustainable development at an international level.
The Green deal and the carbon tax mechanism represent not only a challenge, but also an opportunity for Moroccan industrial production, he said, adding that Morocco boasts renewable energy resources which are among the most competitive in the world, and represents an important stakeholder to boost European and even global green growth.