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Thursday 22 November 2018

Morocco, Champion in Ecological Transition, European Commission

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Morocco, Champion in Ecological Transition, European Commission

Morocco is a champion in terms of ecological transition, said, on Tuesday in Marrakesh, Felice Zaccheo, head of unit sustainable energy and climate change at the European Commission.

"The progress made by Morocco in the field of ecological transition must be showcased as an inspiring example for other countries", Zaccheo told MAP, on the sidelines of a workshop on ecological transition, organized within the framework of the 8th Africities Summit, a pan-African meeting of local and territorial authorities.

Highlighting the European Commission's commitment to supporting the ecological transition in sub-Saharan Africa and across the continent, Zaccheo pointed out that the ecological transition is an exercise that should be conducted with governments and actors involved in this huge challenge.

To this end, mechanisms and tools need to be set up in order to support green investment in Africa, he added.

Held under the High patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, the Africities Summit is organized on Nov. 20 to 24 by the Moroccan Association of Presidents of communal Councils (AMPCC) and the Association of Moroccan Regions (ARM), in partnership with the Interior Ministry and United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG).

This 8th Africities Summit, which marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of this pan-African organization, is held under the theme of "The transition to sustainable cities and territories: The role of territorial communities of Africa".

This event brings together some 5,000 participants to discuss the constraints to the development of African cities such as unemployment and the challenges related to climate change.

MAP 20 November 2018