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Morocco and GGGI sign MoU to strengthen Green Growth

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RABAT, MOROCCO – October 23, 2017 – The Kingdom of Morocco and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to foster green growth ahead of workshop design to deliver sustainable development at sub-national level.

The Secretary of State for Sustainable Development co-organized a workshop on Green Growth and Development of the Green Territories in Morocco, with GGGI, on October 23-24, 2017, at the hotel Tour Hassan in Rabat.

The workshop aimed to initiate a constructive and evolving dialogue around the concept of green growth and the development of green territories in Morocco, which will serve to support the process of implementing the Morocco’s National Sustainable Development Strategy (Stratégie Nationale du Développement Durable – SNDD). The workshop also provided the opportunity to lead the reflection on operationalizing the SNDD at the territorial level and identifying local and appropriate green initiatives, with the aim of strengthening green growth in Morocco.

International experts from GGGI, representatives of the Secretary of State for Sustainable Development, as well as eminent panelists facilitated the event. Key representatives of state institutions, the private sector, civil society, financial institutions, and international partners also attend the workshop.

The opening session of the work was chaired by the Secretary of State for Sustainable Development, Her Excellency Nezha El Ouafi, and the GGGI Director of Programs of Africa and Middle East, Mr. Dexippos Agourides.  During this opening session a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony between the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco and GGGI took place to further strengthen cooperation between the two institutions.

GGGI is a treaty-based intergovernmental organization, based in Seoul, and founded to support and promote green growth in countries. GGGI’s work in Morocco provides technical support to accompany the implementation of the SNDD and the realization of Morocco’s National Contribution Determined (NDC) number 9 relating to low carbon territories.

About GGGI

Based in Seoul, GGGI is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization founded to support and promote green growth. The organization partners with countries to help them build economies that grow strongly, are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. To learn more about GGGI, see http://www.gggi.org and visit us on Facebook and Twitter.