eventsClimate Change: Morocco’s ‘Proactive’ Policy Highlighted at UN


19 Feb

Climate Change: Morocco’s ‘Proactive’ Policy Highlighted at UN

United Nations – Morocco has shown a strong commitment to fight climate change through a “proactive and voluntarist” policy that enshrines the choice of sustainable development, stressed Friday the Moroccan delegation participating in the 2022 Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations held in New York.

“Aware of the urgency to act against global warming, Morocco immediately showed its commitment by adopting proactive policies in various sectors,” which are in line with the High Instructions of HM King Mohammed VI, said MP Mustapha Reddad, on behalf of the Moroccan delegation to this event held under the theme “Building political support and inclusive responses to sustainable recovery”.

Reddad, who was speaking at a panel on “Compliance with commitments on climate change: the general interest versus private interests”, noted that the Kingdom is committed to reducing its emissions by 42% by 2030, adding that the climate strategy of Morocco also aims to reduce vulnerability, anticipation of risks, adaptation to climate change and mitigation of its impact.

By 2030, Morocco intends to cover 52% of its electricity needs through renewable energy sources, he said, adding that the Kingdom is also committed to the transition to a decarbonized growth.

Reddad, who is a member of the National Rally of Independents (RNI), also noted that the Moroccan climate strategy is based on an “integrated, participatory and responsible” approach that embodies the choice of sustainable development.

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