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 system, put in place by Morocco in 2015, includes all institutional and technical provisions to collect, process and report information on GHG in Morocco. It aims to improve the monitoring and transparency of national commitments and is a valuable tool for steering the national climate change mitigation policy. The workshop took stock of key achievements since the implementation of the NIS-GES and to discuss its development, in particular concerning its management system, the involvement of new actors and the search for new sources of funding.

In 2018, an improvement plan was developed with the help of international and national expertise, to evolve the system in terms of quality and sustainability, particularly for the quality of sectoral inventories namely “Energy” “Agriculture” “Land use and forestry” “Industrial processes and use of products” and “Liquid and solid waste”. The improvement plan promotes the opening of the system to new actors, such as universities, research centers, the private sector and international donors, for sustainability and greater ownership by all stakeholders.

In that context, Abdelmajid Bennis participated as a panelist and presented how the GGGI Morocco program aims to increase access to climate and green growth finance by supporting the design, implementation and capitalization of a multi-sectoral National Financing Vehicle (NFV), its institutional framework, capacity building, and mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation. This will contribute to Morocco’s goal of a national overall GHG emission reduction target of 42% below BAU emissions by 2030.