Econoler Supports Morocco with EE ahead of the COP22

Morocco intends to position itself as the regional leader on climate issues and plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 13% in 2030 compared with 2010 levels.  The 2016 Climate Change Performance Index, a tool that evaluates the climate protection performance of 58 countries responsible for more than 90% of CO2 emissions, also ranked the country as the first African and the first Arab country and the ninth worldwide.

From 7 to 18 November 2016, Morocco will host the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22), the decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakech.

Econoler’s Development Director, Myriam Leblanc, will attend the COP22 as part of the Province of Quebec delegation that will include some ministers and preeminent government and private-sector climate change specialists.

 

Morocco: Street lamp and exterior mosque wall with minaret

Econoler has recently helped implement quite a few projects in Morocco, including the GIZ initiative to create green mosques using the EPC approach (© Econoler 2016)

Econoler is currently actively involved in Morocco’s efforts to improve its energy efficiency performance, including the following major projects:

  • Green Mosques: Econoler provides support to GIZ and the Société d’investissements Énergétiques (SIE) for developing and implementing energy performance contracts (EPCs) in mosques and other public buildings.
  • Building Codes: Econoler supports the implementation of the regulation governing new buildings’ energy performance to ensure they are in compliance with Morocco’s building code.
  • Public Lighting: With funding from the World Bank, Econoler is supporting the Government of Morocco in designing a sustainable Morocco Public Lighting Transformation Program using a public-private partnership (PPP) approach.
  • Standard and Labelling: Econoler was commissioned by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to establish best-practice EE S&L policies and regulations in support of both the Morocco Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (MorSEFF) and the Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change (FINTECC).

 

 

 

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