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    Morocco’s Mohammed VI Climate NGO Launches Climate Mitigation Initiative

    The Mohammed VI Foundation’s initiative aims to raise awareness by training workers and supporting them to adapt to new economic challenges that climate change poses.

    14 Nov 2022

    Rabat - The Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection is partnering with the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM) to launch a climate mitigation initiative.

    Dubbed “Just Transition in Africa: Green Skills, Behavior Change and Social Dialogue,” the initiative was announced on Saturday on the sidelines of the global climate summit COP 27 held this year in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

    The initiative aims to raise awareness on the importance of training workers and supporting them to adapt to new economic challenges that cliamte change poses.

    Present at the launching of the project was Secretary General of the Foundation Mohammed VI for the Protection of the Environment Nouzha Alaoui, and President of the CGEM Chakib Alj.

    Speaking on the occasion, Alj recalled that Africa is the continent that contributes the least carbon dioxide emissions but remains the most affected by climate change. Alj further insisted that climate change hinders developmental efforts in Africa.

    He further underscored the need for addressing the impact of climate change on key economic sectors, as well as on food security, noting that climate change is already triggering a rise in poverty levels and widening social disparities.

    Morocco, like other African countries, is facing significant socio-economic challenges that are greatly attributed to cliamte change. In recent years, climate change resulted in a wave of acute drought, and reduced the share of water per capita, Alj added.

    A global transition to low-carbon economies remains a necessity, he argued, adding that most of the climate commitments of African countries have been stronger than the global average, reflecting the continent's commitment to climate issues.

    Highlighting Morocco’s commitment to addressing the climate challenge, Alj said that the country is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030. The ambition to reduce greenhouse gas requires investments of nearly $40 billion.


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