Wednesday, 04 May 2016

New publication \ Country Fact Sheet Morocco

In the latest publication of the project Middle East North Africa Sustainable ELECtricity Trajectories (MENA-SELECT), the authors Boris Schinke and Jens Klawitter (Germanwatch) provide an insightful and up to date overview on how Morocco is operationalizing and projecting its development priorities.

Foto: Boris Schinke, MENA SELECT/Germanwatch

In view of the country’s New Energy Strategy and aspirations for low carbon development this publication addresses the following questions:

\ What defines Morocco's development background and its challenges in regard to socio-economic, socio-political and environmental aspects?

\ What characterizes Morocco's present and future energy system, and which challenges in sustainable energy planning still persist?

\ How does Morocco's policy framework address low-carbon development, energy security and participatory governance?

\ Which recommendations can be given to Moroccan policymakers to close remaining policy gaps and foster the continuation of the country's move towards low-carbon prosperity?

Background Paper: Country Fact Sheet Morocco

Summary: Country Fact Sheet Morocco

Press release "New publication \ Country Fact Sheet Morocco"


In a participatory approach with local stakeholders and together with its partner institutes, BICC investigates the socio-economic impacts, risks and opportunities as well as the potential for conflict of different energy scenarios and power production technologies in Morocco, Egypt and Jordan.

The research project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and its objective is to inform national decision-makers and debate on pathways for sustainable energy policies. Project partners are University of Flensburg, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy, Germanwatch, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).