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Monday, September 13, 2021

MOROCCO: A War Room to promote the green economy

 


The Moroccan government is launching a "War Room" with the aim of promoting the green economy and sustainable growth in the Kingdom. This unit will be hosted by the Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency (AMEE).

The “War Room Green Economy” recently opened by the Moroccan Ministry of Industry, Trade and the Green and Digital Economy aims to facilitate the establishment of an attractive framework for the emergence of an ecosystem favourable to the green economy. Such an ecosystem will make it possible “to generate sustainable employment, to support Moroccan industry in order to substitute imports and increase exports while decarbonising its processes, to improve the balance of trade, and to relaunch the post-covid economy through a bank of projects”, says the Moroccan government.

The unit is housed in the premises of the Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency (AMEE) in Rabat. According to the Moroccan government, the new “War Room” also aims to promote green projects that contribute to the emergence of a low-carbon economy. This ambition will be achieved with the contribution of the Investment Projects Bank. This structure was set up by the Moroccan government to promote the economic and industrial recovery of the kingdom after the health crisis caused by Covid-19.

The mobilisation of several ministerial departments

“The premises of the AMEE will host this new War Room which will bring together the various stakeholders around a single table to ensure a framework of global coherence and collective reflection, and fluidity the flow of information and the exchange of inter-entity data, with a view to achieving quantified objectives. It will also allow for a more rapid, efficient and flexible search for administrative resources to find solutions to the problems of the green economy and sustainable development,” says the Moroccan Ministry of Industry, Trade and the Green and Digital Economy.

The management of the new unit for the promotion of the green economy will focus on the entire value chain in terms of regulations, procurement, land and standardisation. Work will also include financial support for value-added projects, capacity building and communication. The role of the cell will also be to accelerate the decision-making process, through its different components and stakeholders. The War Room will strengthen the coordination and monitoring of actions between the different partner ministries, while ensuring the removal of barriers that may hinder the momentum of green projects.

The transition to a green economy in Morocco is based on five pillars, the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency, the emergence of green industrial ecosystems with a focus on resource optimization, the adoption of sustainable mobility to reduce CO2 emissions, the adoption of non-conventional resources, especially in water management, as well as the fight against pollution and the preservation of biodiversity.

Jean Marie Takouleu

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