Morocco, GGGI Ink MoU to Promote Green Economy
Rabat – The Moroccan government and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed, Tuesday in Rabat, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the sidelines of a workshop, held under the theme “Green growth and development of the green territories in Morocco”.
Signed by secretary of state for Sustainable Development, Nezha El Ouafi and GGGI director for Africa and the Middle East, Dexippos Agourides, this MoU aims to strengthen the green economy in Morocco through providing support for the implementation of the national strategy for sustainable development (SNDD), developed by the government.
This agreement is also meant to enhance capacity building, support a deeper understanding of the concept of green growth, its role and the potential contribution to the process of the implementation of the SNDD, through the organization of activities, working sessions, seminars and training benefiting various public and private sector actors, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), universities and institutes.
The MoU seeks to support the enhancement of the government’s capacity to achieve the objectives of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), including the mitigation of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions, monitoring, reporting and verification of this objective, as well as the promotion of interventions for the greening of sectors in waste management, health, the circular economy, the stimulation of green jobs and the organization of the informal sector.
The Global Green Growth Institute is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization dedicated to supporting and promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies.
Established in 2012, at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, GGGI is accelerating the transition toward a new model of economic growth – green growth – founded on principles of social inclusivity and environmental sustainability.