Morocco’s Experience in Ecological Transition Showcased in Île de France
Paris -Morocco’s experience in terms of ecological transition was recently presented in Île de France, with a focus on the southern provinces, on the occasion of the 2nd Conference of Ecological Transition.
Organized by the Moroccan consulate in Orly, in collaboration with the French-Moroccan association Asli which calls for environment-friendly coexistence, this meeting was the occasion for exchanging experiences between mayors of the region.
“The aim of this conference is to demonstrate that the ecological transition is a sharing of experiences, and that in France, as in Morocco, it is an enrichment of human capital”, underlined the organizers.
“Morocco has made renewable energy a priority in the development of its energy policy”, said Moroccan consul in Orly, Nada Bakkali Hassani, who was speaking at the Conference organized on Wednesday by teleconference.
A non-oil producing country and a very low producer of gas and coal, the Kingdom, which has made the development of renewable energies a “strategic” choice, has set the objective of reaching 52% of its energy needs from renewable energy, she added.
In order to support this green revolution, Morocco has put in place a very advanced legal arsenal. Similarly, in 2014, it adopted an ambitious strategy, the SNDD (the National Strategy for Sustainable Development 2030). Thanks to this strategy, several large projects have emerged or are underway, particularly in the southern regions of Morocco.
She cited in this context the Noor Station, the largest solar station in the world which will make Morocco a major solar energy production site, and the wind power plant Terrec about twenty kilometers from the city of Tarfaya, which is, with its 131 wind turbines, the largest wind power plant in Africa.
Referring to the southern provinces which are experiencing remarkable economic growth, the Moroccan diplomat stressed that the dimension of sustainable development and ecological transition remains at the center of the development program of the southern provinces resulting from the new model.