Morocco’s Pioneering Role in Fighting Climate Change Highlighted at Upper House
Rabat – Morocco’s pioneering role in combating climate change, investing in renewable energy and reducing carbon dioxide emissions was highlighted at a meeting held Tuesday at the House of Advisors.
Morocco has developed a number of public policies to combat climate change and strengthen green investment, and has put in place a roadmap to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, said speaker of the House of Advisors, Enaam Mayara, who took part in the meeting held under the theme “Morocco-EU relations: new perspectives to face climate challenges”.
These initiatives have made the Kingdom a reliable partner and pioneer at regional and international levels in the fight against climate change, as evidenced by the signing in 2022, of the Morocco-EU Green Partnership, he added.
Specifying that more than 50 projects with an energy production capacity of 4,000 megawatts have been completed in Morocco, while 60 others are under development or execution, Mayara stressed that these guidelines have enabled to cover about 37% of local energy production, which is likely to promote the achievement of the goal of 52% under 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050.
Participants in this event exchanged around the European mechanism for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, its mode of operation and its possible impact on the Moroccan economy.