This project, led by the 2050 Pathways Platform*, aims to support Morocco in developing its long-term climate strategy.
Two phases are planned:
- Elaboration of a long-term vision: collect the opinions of all stakeholders, see what their expectations were in terms of low-carbon development.
- Development of a low-carbon strategy (upcoming phase).
Within this framework, Enerdata, as technical partner, organised sectoral workshops with Moroccan stakeholders (electricity production, transport, construction, industry, agriculture and forestry, waste, etc.). Our partner Solagro dealt with the theme of soils and forests. These workshops allowed us to take stock of the current state of knowledge regarding solutions. The stakeholders also had the opportunity to discover how other countries are dealing with the same issues. Finally, it allowed options to be presented to Moroccan stakeholders.
The next step will be to transform these questions into low-carbon scenarios, to see if the country can move towards zero net emissions and by when, or if there are real obstacles to the complete decarbonisation of the Moroccan economy. Sectoral strategies will also be detailed, with quantified projections. Not all countries have the same questions. For example, for Morocco, one option could be the deployment of a hydrogen sector using RES, for export to Europe.
It is also a question of socio-economic scenarios: what options will the country choose for its future development? For this, it is also essential to know how the rest of the world acts, as this defines the outlets, constraints or macro-economic impacts that Morocco will have to take into account.
The Morocco 2050 vision will be presented at the next climate convention.
*The 2050 Pathways Platform is a coalition of interest created at COP 22 to support long-term (2050 and beyond) energy and climate transition projects at country level and enable them to work on the short-term implications. It aims to involve all relevant actors (administrations, industry, civil society...) in this process.