Tuesday 24 September 2019

UN Climate Action Summit: Morocco Announces Creation of Coalition for Sustainable Energy Access

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UN Climate Action Summit: Morocco Announces Creation of Coalition for Sustainable Energy Access

On the occasion of the United Nations Climate Action Summit, Morocco announced, Monday in New York, the creation of the Coalition for Sustainable Energy Access, jointly led by the Kingdom and Ethiopia and focuses on universal access to energy through the massive use of clean energy.

This announcement was made by CEO of the Moroccan Sustainable Energy Agency (MASEN), Mustapha Bakkoury, as part of the Climate Action Summit, in the presence of HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa, Chairperson of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environment Protection, who read a Royal Message addressed to this important international meeting.

The Coalition for Sustainable Energy Access is one of a dozen initiatives selected from a hundred of proposals submitted by various countries and international institutions to the UN General Secretariat.

These proposals were selected and presented at the New York Summit because they are the most concrete and unifying proposals for the fight against global warming.

The Coalition will build on the principles of South-South and South-North cooperation, to share experiences and know-how, facilitating the rapid replication of best practices and models that have proven successful in other countries with similar environments, Bakkoury told the participants at this Summit.

This coalition is an embodiment of the willingness of their initiators to act, said Bakkoury, who presented the initiative alongside Ethiopian president Sahle-Work Zewde.

"With Ethiopia, we are firmly convinced that (…), with the commitment of nearly 80 countries and public and private institutions at our side, the UN's ambition to leave no one behind is feasible by 2030," he stressed.

The coalition also proposes to promote the exchange of know-how in order to enable countries wishing to speed up the deployment of renewable energies to replicate best practices and models existing in other countries.

Thereby, the coalition intends to meet the vital needs of the world's population, particularly those living in remote areas of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). The aim is to ensure the achievement of Sustainable Development Objective 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

MAP 24 September 2019