Morocco rises one spot to 7th – a top 10, high-performing country in this year’s CCPI. As in the previous two years, Morocco rates high in three main CCPI categories: GHG Emissions, Energy Use, and Climate Policy. And while the trend in renewable energy rates very high, the country receives a very low rating for its share of renewable energy and a low for its 2030 targets. This results in Morocco’s overall medium for Renewable Energy.
If Morocco maintain it positive trend in renewable energy, it should improve in the other two indicators as well. Despite this positive development, the CCPI experts note that Morocco lacks the will to decentralise renewable energy and encourage citizens to produce their own renewable energy.
Several crises are brakes on ambitions
Morocco has been at the forefront of reducing its GHG Emissions and it strengthened this effort after COP22. The government has established a framework to reduce emissions and adhere to the Paris accords.
Morocco has committed to a target of planting 600,000 hectares of forest by 2030. The CCPI experts welcome the positive developments the country has made over the past years. Still, they criticise current laws for lacking implementing force and lacking the industrial sector’s adherence to them.
The experts welcome the positive changes the new government has undertaken to further improve the country’s climate performance. Yet they note that the global COVID-19 pandemic, water stress, and the geopolitical and economic crisis induced by the aggressive Russian war against Ukraine are brakes on ambitions.
The following national experts agreed to be mentioned as contributors for this year’s CCPI: