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As per all Moroccan media, Morocco’s preparing its COP 22, it intends to present several initiatives at the forthcoming 22nd Conference of the Parties that will take place next November in Marrakesh.  These initiatives are proposals related to sustainability in oases, waste management, technology information, citizen engagement and the democratization of climate information at the global level.

For that, Morocco will present a new concept of a ‘Sustainable Oasis’ during this international conference on climate change with a dedicated action plan.   This will focus on two key areas, i.e.:  ‘the Sustainable Oasis’ that is to preserve the oases in the Moroccan back country that is more vulnerable to climate change and threatened by the advance of the desert and a related to African better access to funding for adaptation to climate change.  This latter labelled the Adaptation initiative, Africa and Agriculture (AAA) initiative, must allow climate change mitigation as well as better access to change adaptation financing.  “It aims to find solutions based on carbon sequestration, planting of trees, utilization and optimization of water resources and the risk management,” as put by a member of the Moroccan official.

The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries stressed the importance of financing for Africa so that agriculture reaches the objectives set at national and international levels.  Morocco is planning to put in place mechanisms, so as to collect $100 billion per year until 2020, for the most vulnerable countries to climate change.

Excerpts from the Moroccan specialised in the conference media are proposed here below :

Morocco’s flagship projects

Morocco has embarked on projects that will allow it to realize its vision with quantified targets: increase the share of its renewable energy to 42% by 2020 and improve energy efficiency by 12% by 2020.

In 2030, the share of electricity produced from renewable energy sources will amount to 52% in Morocco.

An agency dedicated to renewable energies and energy efficiency (ADEREE) and the National Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) were created. Legislation regarding renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as a dedicated fund, have also been put in place.

  • Wind Parks

The Moroccan wind power plan aims to establish 2,000 MW of capacity by 2020 allowing for an annual production, corresponding to 26% of the current electricity production in the Kingdom, and thus avoiding the emission of 5.6 million tons of CO2 per year.

The sites identified for the plan are: Tangier, Jbel Lahdid, Taza, Midelt, Tiskrad and Boujdour.  These projects should be operational between 2017 and 2020.

The existing wind parks of Tantan (2013), Tarfaya (2015), Laayoune (2013) Tangier (2010) Essaouira (2007) generate respectively: 101.87 MW, 300 MW, 50.6 MW, 140 MW and 60 MW.

  • Solar Parks

The solar plan “NOOR” anticipates the construction of 5 solar power plants by 2020 totaling 2,000 MW of capacity. The sites for these complexes are located in the regions of Ouarzazate, Ain Bni Mathar, Foum Al Oued, Boujdour and Sebkhat Tah. His Majesty Mohammed VI inaugurated the first phase of the project (Noor 1) in Ouarzazate on Thursday, February 4, 2016. The plant covers an area of 450 hectares.

Ultimately, the programme will save 3.7 million tons of CO2 emissions per year.

Morocco and renewable energy

Morocco, a low emitter of greenhouse gases, has adopted, since 2009, a proactive and ambitious policy on renewable energies. The Kingdom’s goal is to produce 52% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030.

To reach its objective Morocco counts on many assets.  The country enjoys 300 days of sunshine per year, wind speeds of an average of 9m/s in the coastal areas and access to non-negligible water resources.

These assets contributed to the creation of the solar complex Noor and the development of several wind parks including Tarfaya, the largest in Africa.  In terms of water resources, the construction of new dams will bring the number from 139 in 2015 to 170 large works by 2030.

Morocco’s proactive policy relies on a regional approach to stimulate development that adapts to the specificities and potential of each of the 12 major regions of the country.

It takes into account local human resources, technical expertise, research and development, industrial development and job creation.

To accompany these various projects, Morocco has developed standards and regulatory norms, support mechanisms and trainings, awareness raising efforts and financial support that cover several fields such as industry, agriculture, construction, transport and public lighting.

Morocco and sustainable development

Morocco adopted a sustainable development strategy that promotes an environmental, economic and social balance. The objectives of the strategy are to improve the living conditions of its citizens, strengthen the sustainable management of its natural resources and promote the use of clean energy technologies.

To give them the means to implement the strategy, Morocco has launched several policy, institutional and socio-economic reforms. For instance, the new Constitution in 2011 enshrined sustainable development as a right for all citizens.

This process was also strengthened by the adoption of the National Charter for Environment and Sustainable Development, thanks to extensive consultations with the public sector, private sector operators and civil society, and also through the implementation of the Environment Upgrade Strategy and National Initiative for Human Development (INDH).

Furthermore, the principles of sustainable development are integrated into the Kingdom’s sectorial strategies. For example, the Morocco Green Plan concerning agriculture and the agro-industry, which is crucial for food security in the Kingdom.

Morocco and renewable energy

Morocco, a low emitter of greenhouse gases, has adopted, since 2009, a proactive and ambitious policy on renewable energies. The Kingdom’s goal is to produce 52% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030.

To reach its objective Morocco counts on many assets.  The country enjoys 300 days of sunshine per year, wind speeds of an average of 9m/s in the coastal areas and access to non-negligible water resources.

These assets contributed to the creation of the solar complex Noor and the development of several wind parks including Tarfaya, the largest in Africa.  In terms of water resources, the construction of new dams will bring the number from 139 in 2015 to 170 large works by 2030.

Morocco’s proactive policy relies on a regional approach to stimulate development that adapts to the specificities and potential of each of the 12 major regions of the country.

It takes into account local human resources, technical expertise, research and development, industrial development and job creation.

To accompany these various projects, Morocco has developed standards and regulatory norms, support mechanisms and training, awareness raising efforts and financial support that cover several fields such as industry, agriculture, construction, transport and public lighting. intends to present several initiatives at the forthcoming 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) that will take place next November in Marrakesh.  These initiatives are proposals related to sustainability in oases, waste management, technology information, citizen engagement and the democratization of climate information at the global level.

For that, Morocco will present a new concept of a ‘Sustainable Oasis’ during this international conference on climate change with a dedicated action plan.   This will focus on two key areas, i.e.:  ‘the Sustainable Oasis’ that is to preserve the oases in the Moroccan back country that is more vulnerable to climate change and threatened by the advance of the desert and a related to African better access to funding for adaptation to climate change.  This latter labelled the Adaptation initiative, Africa and Agriculture (AAA) initiative, must allow climate change mitigation as well as better access to change adaptation financing.  “It aims to find solutions based on carbon sequestration, planting of trees, utilization and optimization of water resources and the risk management,” as put by a member of the Moroccan official.

The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries stressed the importance of financing for Africa so that agriculture reaches the objectives set at national and international levels.  Morocco is planning to put in place mechanisms, so as to collect $100 billion per year until 2020, for the most vulnerable countries to climate change.

Excerpts from the Moroccan specialised in the conference media are proposed

Morocco’s flagship projects  http://www.cop22.ma/en/content/morocco%E2%80%99s-flagship-projects

Morocco has embarked on projects that will allow it to realize its vision with quantified targets: increase the share of its renewable energy to 42% by 2020 and improve energy efficiency by 12% by 2020.

In 2030, the share of electricity produced from renewable energy sources will amount to 52% in Morocco.

An agency dedicated to renewable energies and energy efficiency (ADEREE) and the National Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) were created. Legislation regarding renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as a dedicated fund, have also been put in place.

Wind Parks

The Moroccan wind power plan aims to establish 2,000 MW of capacity by 2020 allowing for an annual production, corresponding to 26% of the current electricity production in the Kingdom, and thus avoiding the emission of 5.6 million tons of CO2 per year.

The sites identified for the plan are: Tangier, Jbel Lahdid, Taza, Midelt, Tiskrad and Boujdour.  These projects should be operational between 2017 and 2020.

The existing wind parks of Tantan (2013), Tarfaya (2015), Laayoune (2013) Tangier (2010) Essaouira (2007) generate respectively: 101.87 MW, 300 MW, 50.6 MW, 140 MW and 60 MW.

Solar Parks

The solar plan “NOOR” anticipates the construction of 5 solar power plants by 2020 totaling 2,000 MW of capacity. The sites for these complexes are located in the regions of Ouarzazate, Ain Bni Mathar, Foum Al Oued, Boujdour and Sebkhat Tah. His Majesty Mohammed VI inaugurated the first phase of the project (Noor 1) in Ouarzazate on Thursday, February 4, 2016. The plant covers an area of 450 hectares.

Ultimately, the programme will save 3.7 million tons of CO2 emissions per year.

Morocco and renewable energy

Morocco, a low emitter of greenhouse gases, has adopted, since 2009, a proactive and ambitious policy on renewable energies. The Kingdom’s goal is to produce 52% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030.

To reach its objective Morocco counts on many assets.  The country enjoys 300 days of sunshine per year, wind speeds of an average of 9m/s in the coastal areas and access to non-negligible water resources.

These assets contributed to the creation of the solar complex Noor and the development of several wind parks including Tarfaya, the largest in Africa.  In terms of water resources, the construction of new dams will bring the number from 139 in 2015 to 170 large works by 2030.

Morocco’s proactive policy relies on a regional approach to stimulate development that adapts to the specificities and potential of each of the 12 major regions of the country.

It takes into account local human resources, technical expertise, research and development, industrial development and job creation.

To accompany these various projects, Morocco has developed standards and regulatory norms, support mechanisms and trainings, awareness raising efforts and financial support that cover several fields such as industry, agriculture, construction, transport and public lighting.

Morocco and sustainable development

Morocco adopted a sustainable development strategy that promotes an environmental, economic and social balance. The objectives of the strategy are to improve the living conditions of its citizens, strengthen the sustainable management of its natural resources and promote the use of clean energy technologies.

To give them the means to implement the strategy, Morocco has launched several policy, institutional and socio-economic reforms. For instance, the new Constitution in 2011 enshrined sustainable development as a right for all citizens.

This process was also strengthened by the adoption of the National Charter for Environment and Sustainable Development, thanks to extensive consultations with the public sector, private sector operators and civil society, and also through the implementation of the Environment Upgrade Strategy and National Initiative for Human Development (INDH).

Furthermore, the principles of sustainable development are integrated into the Kingdom’s sectorial strategies. For example, the Morocco Green Plan concerning agriculture and the agro-industry, which is crucial for food security in the Kingdom.

Morocco and renewable energy

Morocco, a low emitter of greenhouse gases, has adopted, since 2009, a proactive and ambitious policy on renewable energies. The Kingdom’s goal is to produce 52% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030.

To reach its objective Morocco counts on many assets.  The country enjoys 300 days of sunshine per year, wind speeds of an average of 9m/s in the coastal areas and access to non-negligible water resources.

These assets contributed to the creation of the solar complex Noor and the development of several wind parks including Tarfaya, the largest in Africa.  In terms of water resources, the construction of new dams will bring the number from 139 in 2015 to 170 large works by 2030.

Morocco’s proactive policy relies on a regional approach to stimulate development that adapts to the specificities and potential of each of the 12 major regions of the country.

It takes into account local human resources, technical expertise, research and development, industrial development and job creation.

To accompany these various projects, Morocco has developed standards and regulatory norms, support mechanisms and training, awareness raising efforts and financial support that cover several fields such as industry, agriculture, construction, transport and public lighting.

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