• Lead-organizer: Morocco
  • 17:00 - 18:30
  • Date: 21 Jun 2012
  • Room: P3-B

Morocco: greening it's economy - the road ahead

Organizing partners

Governmental departments, private sector and NGO?s


Morocco has undertaken several programs over the past years, which are meant to act in favor of a sustainable development. Some of these programs can be considered contributing to building a green economy.

The Side Event will be an opportunity to share the Morocco?s experience with delegations from other countries and international organizations.

We would like to use this opportunity to highlight some of our experiences and initiatives we believe to be relevant and related to a ?green and inclusive economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication?. Our participation will be accompanied with a film projection, and several reports.

Detailed programme

The key points we would like to share with the International Community are :
1. Our National Charter for the Environment and Sustainable Development (2010), which is the keystone of a political vision shared by all stakeholders at the national level. In fact, its development process included the entire government, civil society and economic operators.

2. The implementation process of this Charter:
Currently being implemented, this process consists of:
? A legal framework, driven by a framework law dedicated to environment and sustainable development. The promulgation of this law will place sustainable development issues in the center of Morocco?s legal system.
? A technical implementation, driven by a ?Sustainable Protection of the Environment? roadmap, represented by short, mid and long term actions.

The Side Event will be an opportunity to share morocco experiences on the transition to a green economy
In this context, several presentations are planned to highlight the strategies, plans and programs that Morocco has initiated, among which:

? The energy strategy which ambitions to convert 42% of its installed capacity into renewable energy, rising from 2 GW to 6 GW of total capacity divided among hydro, wind and solar power;
? Morocco?s Green Plan, aiming to develop sustainable agriculture by water rationalisation, mobilizing non-conventional water resources, promoting the use of varieties requiring less water resources and sustainable land use, etc..

The side event will enable Morocco to share with the international community its experience with its transition to a green economy and to highlight the needs and constraints encountered that hinder the transition.

So, compared to the themes of the Conference Rio + 20, the side event will:

 renew Morocco?s commitment to Sustainable Development;
 highlight developing countries expectations associated to the results of the Conference
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