The Moroccan government has presented its roadmap for the upcoming COP 22 International Climate Conference, which will be held in Marrakesh from November 7-18. An interministerial cabinet was established immediately following COP 21 in Paris last December, tasked with preparing for the upcoming event, during which the agreements signed by the nations attending the Paris event will be implemented. The roadmap to the summit was presented during a press conference at the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, in the presence of Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane.
"To honor its climate change commitments, the Kingdom of Morocco has adopted an integrated national policy to ensure environmental protection, tackle the effects of climate change and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 32% by the year 2030,” wrote King Mohammed VI, in a speech read by his daughter at a ceremony in New York following the signing of the agreement. “In this regard, Morocco has launched several initiatives to promote the green economy; it has adopted the National Environment Charter as well the energy efficiency strategy and has liberalized the renewable energy sector. As a result, my country has set even more ambitious goals for itself; we seek to meet 52% of our energy needs from renewable sources by 2030 thanks to major projects, particularly solar and wind farms. Consistent with its solidarity-based policy, Morocco is willing to share its know-how in this area through innovative partnerships, particularly with African and MENA countries."