Overall Objective

GGGI is supporting the Government of Morocco to translate its National Sustainable Development Strategy and NDC from the national to local level. This will develop integrated green territories for accelerating green growth in Morocco’s urban and rural areas.

Strategic Outcome Targets

GHG Reductions Target Setting in Progress
Green Jobs Target Setting in Progress
Sustainable Services Target Setting in Progress
Air Quality Target Setting in Progress
Ecosystem Services Target Setting in Progress
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change Target Setting in Progress
Nicole Perkins

Country Representative- Morocco

Resource Partner

Earmarked (UAE)

Government Counterpart

Ministry Delegate in Charge of Environment

Ministry of Interior

Ministry of Industry and Informal Sector


Morocco has begun to make significant efforts towards addressing climate change, with an emphasis on energy, agriculture and urban development. Sixty one percent of Moroccans live in urban areas. Eight cities have a population of over 500,000 people, compared to three in 1985. It is expected that by 2020, two thirds of Morocco’s population will be living in cities. A significant priority of the government is local governance and regionalization that emphasizes local development, job creation and balanced economic growth.
The Government of Morocco (GoM) has been cultivating an inclusive green economy for a number of years in collaboration with international development partners. Additionally, the National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS), conceptualizes territories as sustainable ecosystems, and aims to improve design, coordination and implementation of urban interventions and rural-urban linkages. Such examples provide a strong foundation for GGGI’s Morocco country program, which encompasses green territorial development, the circular and social solidarity economy, and localizing the NSDS.


News • February 7, 2019

Rwanda Climate Change, Urban Resilience and Green Cities at the Forefront during the 3rd National Urban Forum 2019

At the third National Urban Forum we had an expected 300 urban experts in Kigali from 6-7 February examining previous work of the Government and partners in urban sector and setting new suggestions on how Rwanda ought to accomplish its objective of 35 percent urbanization rate by 2024. The Honourable Minister of Infrastructure, Claver Gatete […]

News • December 20, 2018

GGGI promotes green growth during a workshop for engineering students on Sustainable Development Goals

Rabat, Morocco, December 20 – UNESCO, IAV Hassan II (Agronomic and Veterinary Institute Hassan II) and ANAFIDE (National Association for Land Improvement, Irrigation, Drainage and Environment) have co-organized a sensitization workshop on the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for engineering students and young engineers, with emphasis placed on the SDGs related to water, […]

News • December 19, 2018

Workshop on the National greenhouse gas Inventory System (NIS-GHG)

December 19, Rabat, Morocco – Abdelmajid Bennis, GGGI’s Morocco Program Officer represented the GGGI Morocco team in a workshop organized by the Secretary of State in charge of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The workshop convened representatives from various sectors, as well as experts from international organizations. This ambitious […]


Morocco green cities and territories development
Start Date Q4 2017
Funding Source Partner
Approved Budget USD 824 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities

GGGI In-Country Staff

Nicole Perkins

Country Representative- Morocco

Lina Zemmouri

Morocco Administrative Officer

Abdelmajid Bennis Nechba

Officer, Green Growth Morocco