Urban Development and Energy Transition in Morocco: EU project holds conference in Rabat
July 22, 2016
A national conference on “Urban Development and Energy Transition in Morocco” was organised by the EU-funded project Cleaner and Energy Saving Mediterranean Cities (CES-MED) on 21 July 2016 in Rabat, Morocco. The conference brought together representatives of the Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, the three pilot municipalities affiliated with the CES-MED project (Agadir, Benslimane, Oujda) and other cities from Morocco.
The conference included two panel discussions and round tables, which aimed to present the Baseline Emissions Inventory (BEI) and Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) reports for the three pilot cities so they could increase their capacities, at a national and local level, to fulfil environmental, energy and sustainability requirements, through communal programming tools and funding mechanisms.
The conference was organised in the scope of the upcoming COP 22 in Marrakech, to continue the collaboration with municipalities involved in the project.
The “Cleaner and Energy Saving Mediterranean Cities” (CES-MED) project is an EU-funded regional initiative set up to provide training and technical assistance support to Local and National Authorities in the southern Mediterranean region; with a view to help them respond more actively to sustainable policy challenges.
CES-MED ensures that the actions proposed match with the objectives of the Covenant of Mayors: to reach and even go beyond the European objective to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% thanks to the improvement of energy efficiency and the increase of the use of sustainable energy. (EU Neighbourhood Info)