- Country: Morocco
- Geographic Coverage: National
- Local Lead Agency:
- Ministry of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment
- MENA Green Growth Planning
Like most other Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, Morocco faces considerable water and energy resource management issues that are likely to be exacerbated due to climate change. This is especially problematic given that the Morocco relies on non-energy sectors such as agriculture to drive its economic growth. As a result, the Government of Morocco (GoM) is seeking opportunities to forge new paths to more diverse, inclusive and sustainable development.
GGGI is supporting Morocco’s climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts through the MENA Green Growth Program in partnership with the United Arab Emirates government. Collaborative work in Morocco began in 2014 with a scoping analysis aimed at identifying potential areas for green growth. As a result of this scoping study, the focus of GGGI’s work in Morocco has been on the country’s renewable energy and water policy, waste management, green investment strategy and mitigation and adaptation policy.
In 2014, agreement was reached on GGGI’s support for the implementation of the GoM’s National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS). GGGI and in-country partners also agreed on areas and terms for scoping and project set-up. GGGI also completed strategy and design of the MENA Capacity Building program in which Morocco will participate.