Morocco has been dubbed a “world leader” in the use of renewable energy to combat climate change.
The African country is continuing to develop innovative plans for the development of green and clean projects in order to combat the greenhouse effect and harmful gas emissions.
The Alawi kingdom is undergoing an ecological transition and wishes to transition away from non-renewable energies and toward the full use of renewable energies in order to reduce carbon emissions, which are having a significant impact on climate change. It has been working on more sustainable and environmentally friendly projects for some time now in order to keep the planet healthy.
The British ambassador to Morocco, Simon Martin, said on Wednesday that the Alawi kingdom is a “world leader” in climate change action, but especially in the enormous progress made in the transition to renewable energies. These remarks came during the visit of Andrew Murrison, the British Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for African Trade, to commemorate 100 days since the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in 2021, at which the African nation pledged to develop resilient and low-carbon healthcare systems, with 2050 as the target date for achieving zero carbon emissions.
Earlier this year, the country submitted to the United Nations a document that included a roadmap to begin on the path to greener energy use, with 40 percent of energy used coming from renewable energy sources by 2020. Renewable energy use is expected to increase by 70% by 2040, with 100% renewable energy use by 2050. They are constantly striving to improve energy efficiency and natural resource utilization.
The diplomat emphasized the importance of the Kingdom continuing to develop such ambitious actions, as it is one of the few States that has established a specific contribution to reduce CO2 emissions at the national level, with the goal of reaching the required levels. As a result, unlike other countries, the country has a flexible economy because it is not reliant on hydrocarbons. Morocco is “at the top of the list” for its commitment to climate change, according to Martin.
The official, on the other hand, stated that the North African state is conducting bilateral work through the Energy Transition Council, which is based in the British city of Glasgow, with the goal of raising a series of funds to contribute to the Moroccan energy transition. He also emphasized the importance of the private sector in encouraging the sector to invest in green projects, both in London and in Rabat.
Morocco has recently reached agreements with various countries for the implementation of long-term projects. One of them has been with France and its French company TotalEnergies, and the challenge will be to produce energy resources using wind and solar energy. In fact, the Moroccan government has invested 100 billion dirhams in the production of renewable products such as hydrogen and green ammonia to replace nonrenewable energy resources.
According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the African country has the potential to become a world leader in the export of green hydrogen by 2050. “Morocco has emerged as a key leader in climate action initiatives as a result of its climate policy over the last few years,” said the UN Resident Coordinator.
Looking ahead, Morocco aspires to be a cleaner and greener country, as evidenced by its signing of the Paris Agreement in 2016. The Moroccan National Authority for Energy Regulation, as well as the actions and innovative solutions of several young people in the fight against climate change, are critical supports for the region. Furthermore, it aspires to be regarded as a model for the rest of the international community, owing to its role as a pioneer in all aspects of climate policy.
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