Following the COP21 that will remain in history as the conference that led to the binding agreement to tackle climate change, the UN Convention on Climate Change intends to renew the experience and will hold the COP 22 in Marrakech from the 7th to the 18th of November 2016 under Morocco leadership..
The COP22 in Marrakech is considered as the “COP of action” that is designed to pave the way and adopt the practical means and actions to implement the Paris Protocol
Hence, the COP22 aims to specify in details the priorities set a year before, like adaptation, transparency, technology transfer, mitigation, capacity building, losses and damages.
In this context, Morocco, as a host country, has already positioned itself as the most advanced country in terms of energy transition, relying on a strong base of initiatives grounded on the use of clean energy, on drastic pollutants reduction, and continuous involvement in sustainable development.
Flagship initiatives of this commitment did not wait the COP22 to be put in place. Early 2016, His Majesty the King Mohammed VI him has inaugurated “Noor1” the largest solar plant in the world near Ouarzazate, south-east Morocco. .
In Tarfaya, the largest wind farm in Africa was launched, and since July 1st 2016, a law banning the use of domestic plastic bags was enforced on all Moroccan territory ahead of many developed countries in Europe.
The National Plan for water and the inclusion of the environmental dimension as a choice of development put Morocco as one of the world leaders in terms of energy transition.
The Kingdom of Morocco has also set a strategic target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 13% by 2030, a reduction that could potentially reach 32%.
Last but not least the organization COP 22 is yet another evidence of the Kingdom’s commitment to sustainable development which will bring to life new initiatives dedicated to mitigating the effects of climate change.