Morocco Made Huge Efforts to Fight Impact of Climate Change, Official
Bucharest – Morocco made huge efforts to fight the impact of climate change at the national, regional and international levels, State Secretary for foreign affairs Mounia Boucetta said on Tuesday in Bucharest.
Speaking at the international conference on building resilience to natural disasters, Boucetta, who led the Moroccan delegation to the event, recalled the proactive green policy adopted by the Kingdom, based on several sectoral strategies in line with international standards.
The Secretary of State stressed, on this occasion, Morocco’s strong commitment to making climate issues in Africa a priority, which was reflected in several important initiatives, notably the initiative of HM King Mohammed VI to organize the first African summit of action on the sidelines of the COP22 in Marrakesh in November 2016.
The summit was an opportunity for African leaders to coordinate their actions to combat climate change and search for the best solutions to climate challenges facing Africa, said Boucetta.
Boucetta called for the promotion of an effective international cooperation, which should focus mainly on the mobilization of important funding and the encouragement of employment and wealth-generating investment, underlining the impact of climate change in terms of food insecurity, climate refugees, and even radicalization due to the lack of economic and social prospects.