Maghreb Business Notes: Algeria Show Progress in Auto and Energy Sectors Despite Decrease in FDI; Morocco-Nigeria Summit Moves Ahead with Gas Pipeline and Other Projects; Gas Pipeline and Processing Facility Planned for Inland Morocco Field – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader June 14, 2018 Good news for Algeria’s auto manufacturing sector according to the latest assessment by the Oxford Business Group (OBG), which also noted progress in the country’s energy sector. Following the government’s upgrading of its investment incentives for the automobile sector and regulations limiting vehicle imports, several companies announced new investments. SEAT, part of the Volkswagen Group, will ramp up production at its assembly plant in ...

King of Morocco Continues Environmental Leadership in Africa on visit to Congo – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader May 4, 2018 Last weekend, King Mohammed VI of Morocco followed up on an initiative launched by Morocco on the sidelines of the COP 22 Paris conference on the environment. He visited Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo as a “special guest” to take part in the first Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Climate Commission and the Blue Fund for the Congo Basin. ...

Morocco Ranks Third in 2018 Climate Change Performance Index, Solidifying Place as World Leader in Fight Against Climate Change

Washington, DC, November 28, 2017 (MACP) – For the third year in a row, Morocco ranked in the top ten of the Climate Change Performance Index, placing third behind only Sweden and Lithuania in the annual index published by Germanwatch, the NewClimate Institute, and the Climate Action Network. The index, which evaluates and compares the climate protection performance of 56 countries and the EU, cited Morocco’s  high ratings in the ...

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 ...
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