Morocco has Adopted an Ambitious Strategy to Fight against Climate Change: Minister
Abu Dhabi – Morocco has adopted an ambitious strategy to fight against climate change, said on Sunday in Abu Dhabi minister of Energy, Mining and Environment, Aziz Rebbah.
The Kingdom has adopted an ambitious strategy to fight against climate, in full harmony with global ambitions aimed at combating this phenomenon, he said at a ministerial plenary session as part of the tenth Session of the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Morocco has set a national greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target of 42 % by 2030, he said, noting that the challenge for developing countries, such as Morocco, is precisely to define “low carbon development” strategies through the transformation of the energy sector.
As regard the energy sector, Rebbah said the reduction of greenhouse gasesis based essentially on the large-scale development of renewable energies and the strengthening of energy efficiency.
The programs initiated within the framework of the Moroccan energy strategy have achieved major breakthroughs thanks to the locally developed expertise and the great interest shown by international operators in these programs, said the minister.
On the Morocco Solar Plan, he shed light on the Noor Solar Power Station which has a capacity of 580 MW.
This dynamic is pursued through the development of several solar projects with various technological choices and innovative hybrid solutions.
The tenth session of the Assembly brings together Heads of State and Government, Ministers, Member delegations as well as heads of international and regional organisations, public and private entities and civil society representatives to contribute to the energy transformation dialogue.
The main objectives include raising awareness of the importance of intensifying global efforts to deploy renewable energy, and to discuss their impact on the energy transformation and sustainable development, connecting policy makers, experts and innovators worldwide to learn from each other, and share best practice and experiences on issues of common interest.
The Assembly will also consider the conclusions of the Agency’s Council meetings and will provide guidance on specific administrative and institutional matters.
The Assembly takes place prior to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and the World Future Energy Summit, taking place from 13 to 16 January 2020, which will also feature a number of events hosted by IRENA.