EU and Morocco sign green energy partnership deal

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Recently, Rabat witnessed the signing of a green energy partnership deal between Morocco and the EU. The two parties expect the agreement to strengthen their partnership in the field of renewable energy.

Nasser Bourita, the top diplomat for Morocco, received Frans Timmermans, the vice president of the EU Commission, on Tuesday. Furthermore, the European Union and Moroccan green energy partnership deal was formally unveiled by the politicians in Rabat. In order to help European countries wean themselves off fossil fuels, the North African nation is attempting to provide alternatives.

“Why a green energy partnership?”, the Moroccan Foreign affairs minister, Nasser Bourita asked.

“First and foremost, the setting demonstrates that we are approaching COP27. Therefore, it is crucial to demonstrate that the discussion on climate change is not only a question of will. But it is also a question of action. Actions to make promises a reality and what Morocco is attempting to do with this green alliance,” Nasser Bourita concluded.

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The green energy partnership deal to increase the corporate sector participation in the battle against climate change

According to Frans Timmermans, the memorandum of understanding is the first of its sort. Additionally, it is expected to increase corporate sector’s participation in the battle against climate change.

It reads, “It seeks to facilitate the transition to a decarbonized industry through investments in green technology. As well as the production of renewable energy, sustainable transportation, and clean manufacturing in the industry.”

Morocco announced an energy strategy in 2009 with the goal of raising the proportion of renewable energy in the nation’s energy mix from about a fifth at the time to over 52%.

The COP27, also known as the 27th session of the UN Climate Change Conference, will take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, in November.