newsMorocco is ‘World Leader’ in Acting Against Climate Change – UK Ambassador


24 Feb

Morocco is ‘World Leader’ in Acting Against Climate Change – UK Ambassador

Rabat – The UK ambassador to Morocco, Simon Martin, underlined, Wednesday in Rabat, that Morocco is a “world leader” in its action against climate change.

As part of a visit by the UK Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Trade to Morocco, commemorating 100 days since the holding of COP26 in Glasgow, Dr. Andrew Murrison, Martin told MAP that the progress made by Morocco in transitioning towards renewable energy is “at the world-great level.”

The British ambassador emphasized the importance for this ambition to continue, adding that Morocco is “one of the few countries that have been able to establish a nationally defined contribution to reducing emissions within the levels required.”

This “puts Morocco way up there in the front,” he added, explaining that Morocco enjoys flexibility since it has an economy which is not dependent on hydrocarbons. “Morocco has been increasingly seen as a powerful economy because it doesn’t rely on hydrocarbons.”

Martin further noted that there is bilateral work through the “Energy Transition Council”, established in Glasgow. This aims to “pull together collaborations and funds required to help Morocco continue its energy transition.”

The British ambassador highlighted the role played by the private sector, emphasizing the importance of encouraging investment from the private sector in both countries in green investment projects.

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