COP26: Morocco, African Leader in New Energy Technologies (Official)
Glasgow – Morocco is a leader in Africa pushing for a breakthrough in new technologies in energy production, said COP26 Regional Ambassador for the Middle East and Africa, Janet Rogan, on the sidelines of an event under the theme “Energy Transition – Opportunities and Challenges in Africa” held at the COP26 Morocco Pavilion.
The Kingdom cooperates with other African countries and shares its experience, “which means that we have opportunities and solutions within the continent itself,” said Rogan in a statement to MAP, noting that this can only facilitate international cooperation to achieve energy goals.
In addition to having hosted two COPs in the past, Morocco has always worked to accelerate the implementation of the renewable energy agenda, said Rogan, adding that it is a sector that now has interesting opportunities thanks to new technologies whose cost has dropped significantly to make them viable options for developing countries.
Africa faces many challenges with nearly 600 million people across the continent without access to energy, she lamented, adding that the continent, because of its vastness, also suffers from a transmission network that is not always up to speed.
It is therefore necessary, both for development and for socio-economic growth, that people in Africa can have access to energy and overcome structural problems, she stressed.