The European Union consolidated its cooperation with Morocco to protect the environment, conserve biodiversity and fight climate change with the launch of the EU-Morocco Green Partnership.
This is the first Green Partnership the EU signs with a partner country and it aims to advance the external dimension of the European Green Deal through action on the ground. The Partnership will also look at ways to bridge Europe and Africa by joining forces with other countries and partners. It is expected to become a model for similar partnerships on the African continent, where Morocco already leads in terms of environmental and climate ambitions.
“Morocco is a leader in Africa when it comes to the fight against the climate crisis and environmental degradation,” said the European Commission’s Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal Frans Timmermans. “The Green Partnership that we have concluded today harnesses our joint commitment to take action against climate change and to grasp the economic opportunities inherent in the green transition. Together, the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco can set the course for a healthy climate, a thriving environment, and prosperity for all.”
This Green Partnership will allow the EU and Morocco to progress towards their common goals of becoming low-carbon, climate-resilient economies and transitioning to a green economy; strengthen early policy dialogue and coordination on energy, climate change, environmental protection and the green economy at bilateral, regional and multilateral levels; foster innovative, sustainable, job-creating and environmentally friendly projects; and develop triangular cooperation with other international actors to encourage a stronger commitment to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and collectively advance the global climate agenda.