Business Blog: Update on Clean Energy Projects in Morocco – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC October 10, 2017 As part of the country’s national energy strategy, Morocco has initiated several high profile solar powered desalination projects and is meeting its targets for installing renewable energy in place of expensive oil and gas imports. Its clean energy strategy is diversified, drawing on solar, wind, and hydroelectric projects to make the goal of 52% of the national energy needs by 2030 within sight. ...

Showing How It’s Done: Morocco Leads Developing Countries on Sustainable Development Efforts

Kristen Kouttab September 21, 2017 Morocco has a proven track record of finding green solutions to its energy needs and development goals. The country continues to demonstrate that it is still a climate change champion, and its efforts have been widely recognized. According to a recent article in the Christian Science Monitor, Morocco is “at the forefront of a renewable revolution,” and in Germanwatch’s 2017 Climate Change Performance Index, Morocco ...

Business Brief: Morocco Set to Host International Conferences on Aviation and Sustainable Development; Announces Large Scale Infrastructure and Renewable Energy Projects; and Looks Ahead to Building its Agricultural Sector – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC August 18, 2017 Several international conferences have announced plans for events in Morocco. Key transportation, ports, and highway projects have been announced, as well as further investments in urban development, desalination/solar energy initiatives, and agricultural sector improvements. Upcoming conferences. The Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Conference, will hold a one-day conference on September 11 in Marrakech. It has announced a full roster of ...

The Maroc Talk Podcast

Welcome to the Maroc Talk Podcast. Follow this space for news, discussion, and interviews on Morocco: Maroc Talk 11.13.17: Morocco’s Green March – Context and Background Maroc Talk 10.30.17: The Field of International Development in Morocco Maroc Talk 09.30.17: The Role of AMIDEAST in Morocco Maroc Talk 9.7.17: Peace Corps Morocco Maroc Talk 8.24.17: Africa is the Future Maroc Talk 8.16.17: Leila Hanafi on Regional Reform and Women’s Rights Maroc ...

Business Brief: Financial Sector Continues to Strengthen and Morocco Reaches Out to New Markets – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC June 29, 2017 Three developments—in funding for environmental projects, Islamic banking, and currency reform—will help tie Morocco to international markets; Argan oil’s growth has turned remote villages into economic engines; and Morocco’s solar energy agency, MASEN, is working to attract Swedish partners. Morocco hones financial instruments to strengthen economy. An initiative announced at COP22 to provide financing for green projects is gaining momentum. As reported in ...
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