Morocco Reiterates Commitment to Green Recovery Post Covid-19 in Africa
Rabat – Morocco is committed to a green recovery post-covid in Africa , Minister of Energy, Mining and Environment, Aziz Rabbah, said at the 1st edition of the Global Green Forum.
At the opening of the forum held virtually on Wednesday, Rabbah noted that Morocco’s commitment in terms of environment and sustainable development is seen through the launch of several projects making the Kingdom an example at the regional level.
The minister also highlighted the advanced process of implementation of the National Sustainable Development Strategy at sectoral and territorial levels, the launch of new environmental programs, and the ambitious national climate policy with objectives revised upwards of the nationally determined contribution to achieve 44.2% a drop in greenhouse gas (GHG) by 2030, which are levers for a green recovery post-Covid.
He stressed Morocco’s engagement to strengthening South-South cooperation through the operationalization of various initiatives advocated by HM King Mohammed VI, namely the Congo Basin Climate Commission, the Sahel Commission, and the Island States Climate Commission, as well as initiatives related to the adaptation of African agriculture, the blue economy, and energy.
“Despite its social, economic, and environmental impacts added to an already alarming situation of climate change, loss in biodiversity and pollution, the pandemic offers an opportunity for sustainable growth and a green, low-carbon economy,” he said.