Morocco is Still a Climate Change Champion

Kingdom Hosts 2nd Annual Climate Chance Summit Washington, DC, September 15, 2017 (MACP) — From September 11-13 the city of Agadir hosted the second annual Climate Chance Summit. It was the largest gathering yet of non-state actors engaged in the fight against climate change. Over 2,000 participants from nearly 80 countries gathered to discuss the importance of engaging non-state actors as key stakeholders in climate negotiations. They also emphasized their ...

US Energy Coalition Honors Morocco’s King Mohammed VI with Energy Efficiency Visionary Award

Washington, DC, May 11, 2017, Moroccan American Center for Policy (MACP) — Earlier this week, the Alliance to Save Energy honored Morocco’s King Mohammed VI with the Energy Efficiency (EE) Visionary Award, which recognizes “pioneering leadership in energy efficiency.” US Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) were also awarded. “Morocco’s leadership in adopting ambitious efficiency policies sets an example for other countries and will pay tremendous dividends for ...

Morocco Celebrates Earth Day Every Day

As COP 22 President, North African Country Continues Pushing Climate Action Washington, DC, April 22, 2017, Moroccan American Center for Policy (MACP) — Morocco has long been a climate advocate, becoming the first African and Arab country to host a Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP) in 2001. In November 2016, the country—dubbed a “perfect place for the world’s biggest climate change conference,” ...

Tête-à-tête Talks with HM the King ‘Very Comprehensive’ (John Kerry) | MAP

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, described as “very comprehensive” and “very positive” his tête-à-tête talks with HM King Mohammed VI, on Wednesday at the Royal reception room of the Palais des Congrès in Marrakech. “With HM the King we had a very comprehensive and very positive discussion,” the U.S. official told the press, stressing that “President Barack Obama and I are grateful for the quality of relations we have ...

At COP22, King Mohammed VI Urges Tangible Initiatives, Practical Steps, Respect and Support for Developing Countries

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Praises Morocco’s Leadership Washington, DC, November 16, 2016 (MACP) —Calling the Marrakesh Conference “a decisive turning point in the implementation” of the Paris Agreement, this week King Mohammed VI urged participants at the COP22 meeting to move beyond promises to “tangible initiatives and practical steps” – initiatives that, most importantly, respect and support the priorities and resources of developing countries. The King noted that Morocco’s ...
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