A common green horizon: Exploiting the full potential of the EU-Morocco Green Partnership
September 13, 2023
The Kingdom of Morocco and the European Union signed on 18 October 2022 a Green Partnership, the first initiative of this type by the EU with a partner country in the framework of the external dimension of the EU Green Deal.
This partnership aims to accelerate convergence between the two parties on issues such as the environment, climate and sustainable development based on the EU Green Deal’s roadmap, launched in December 2019, and the Moroccan National Strategy for Sustainable Development adopted in June 2017. More specifically, the partnership will focus on three main thematic axes: climate and energy; the environment, including marine and maritime issues; and the green economy.
In this context, this seminar in Brussels is to deal with the potential of the EU-Morocco Green Partnership in areas such as energy transition and the green economy. The event, which is taking place during the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU, is bringing together policy makers, researchers and private sector representatives with a twofold objective:
Assessing the potential of this partnership for increasing energy interdependence between the two parties, with a view to further developing the deployment of renewable energies
Exploring the opportunities that this partnership offers to the rest of the southern Mediterranean region, placing Morocco once again as a pioneering partner of the EU.