Morocco Green Cities and Territories
01/17 - 01/19
This project is part of
The Kingdom of Morocco is acutely vulnerable to climate change and is prone to environmental constraints (water scarcity, land degradation, energy dependence, pollution, natural resource depletion). These increasing pressures are a catalyst for rural migration, as the rural economy largely depends on subsistence farming, further straining urban areas and their limited capacities and resources. The Government of Morocco has been cultivating an inclusive green economy for a number of years in collaboration with international development partners. Additionally, in the NSDS, urban development issues are emphasized, with a focus on conceptualizing territories as sustainable ecosystems, and improving design, coordination and implementation of urban interventions and rural-urban linkages. Such examples provide a strong foundation for GGGI’s Morocco country program, which encompasses green territorial development, the circular and social solidarity economy, and implementing the NSDS on a sub-national level.
Support Morocco to adopt the methodologies, action plans and tools to implement green city and territorial development projects, develop two green city and territory project proposals to leverage financing. Provide technical support to Morocco to implement its NSDS and its NDC n°9 commitment to develop a model framework for low-carbon green territories including optimized energy, transport and waste management, in alignment with its ongoing advanced regionalization transition.