Round-up: Morocco Monitoring committee event for the GCF Readiness Program” Resilient Recovery Rapid Readiness Support in the Kingdom of Morocco”

Rabat, Morocco December 14th 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in close collaboration with the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development and key stakeholders organized the first monitoring committee meeting event for the inception of the GCF Readiness Program” Resilient Recovery Rapid Readiness Support in the Kingdom of Morocco”.

The opening of the meeting was made by Mr. Bouzekri Razi, Director of Climate Change, Green Economy and Biodiversity Division-Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, who recalled the importance of the project aiming at helping Morocco to achieve its NDC objective of providing 52% of the installed electrical power from renewable sources by 2030.

The GGGI-Morocco country lead Mr. Abdelmajid Bennis, during his opening remarks, presented the challenges and opportunities of the “GCF Readiness Program-Resilient Recovery Rapid Support in the Kingdom of Morocco”, and highlighted its contribution to supporting Morocco’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery by attracting resilient investments in the renewable energy and waste recovery sectors while promoting job creation and the reduction of GHG emissions.

Experts representing the consultancy Firm, presented the methodology, and overall steps that will be taken to elaborate the prefeasibility studies for the OWtE Program in two municipalities in Morocco as well as the selection matrix and criterias to be retained for the municipalities selection process. The discussion was very interacting an enriching about  specific topics related to the transformation of waste into biogas and biofertilizers via the operationalization of biodigesters in several localities, as well as on the sale of the generated resources, including electricity, heat heat and GHG emission reductions (ITMOs), while highlighting the importance of such a study since the dissemination of biodigester technology in Morocco constitutes a decisive turning point in the search for sustainable solutions to issues in relation with access to energy, adaptation to climate change and the fight against poverty.