In collaboration with the European Union in Morocco, the Department for Environment held an online closing workshop for the twinning project that took place over the course of 24 months (September 2019 – August 2021) and received 1.2 million euros in European Union (EU) funding through the EU/Morocco Competitiveness and Green Growth Support Programme (PACC).
This twinning project to “Support the implementation of the National Charter of Environment and Sustainable Development” aimed to align Morocco’s legal and regulatory environmental framework with that of the European Union.
It facilitated the production of 25 draft laws and regulations, capacity-building among leaders at the Department for the Environment, and events to raise awareness and promote communication (panel discussions, workshops,) aimed at domestic stakeholders, territorial partners, and the private sector.
Topics of discussion revolved around 13 themes, including waste, the coastline, odour nuisance, the environmental police, auditing and research, environmental taxation and accounting, and protected sites.
Participants in the closing workshop focused on the achievements of the project and the targets achieved despite the Covid-19 pandemic, welcoming the results obtained.
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