LeadersMorocco Strongly Committed to Climate Change Mitigation (Official)


23 May

Morocco Strongly Committed to Climate Change Mitigation (Official)

Berlin  – Morocco is strongly involved in climate change mitigation and adaptation, Secretary of State in charge of Sustainable Development, Nezha El Ouafi, said here on Monday.

“As of 2018, we will have to unveil the first results in terms of reducing our carbon emissions and to track progress on the targets we have committed to,” El Ouafi pointed out at the opening of the eighth edition of the Petersburg Climate Dialogue.

Morocco’s action is focused on three areas, namely the establishment of an institutional framework through the adoption very soon of the national strategy for sustainable development, an operational framework through the creation of the Climate Change Competence Center and the establishment of a financial framework, she explained.

El Ouafi noted in this context that developing countries must respect their commitment while the Green Fund has to find a permanent 100-billion dollars financing as foreseen in the Paris agreement, adding that Morocco will make a special effort and take an initiative aimed at finding a quick solution to finance climate change adaptation in developing countries.

The Petersburg Dialogue is an annual informal ministerial consultation which is co-hosted by the German government and the chair of the annual UN-sponsored climate negotiations. The effort was initiated in 2010 by German chancellor Angela Merkel.

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