Rabat - A Moroccan delegation participated in the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017 (BETD), which will was held March 20 and 21 in the German capital, within the framework of the Moroccan-German Energy Partnership (PAREMA).
Rabat – A Moroccan delegation participated in the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017 (BETD), which will was held March 20 and 21 in the German capital, within the framework of the Moroccan-German Energy Partnership (PAREMA).
The dialogue was intended to discuss the global urgency to foster sustainable, low-carbon economic growth while meeting increasing global energy demands and addressing climate change, explained a press release published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
For the occasion, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, Abderrahim El Hafidi, came to Berlin to present to investors the Moroccan energy model and the results of the Kingdom’s global energy transition.
According to a statement by the Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, the event was marked by the presence of major players in the energy sector, such as the heads of the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), together presenting an “unpublished” report aimed at implementing the Paris Climate Agreement.
With the support of the PAREMA Secretariat, bilateral meetings were held between the German and Moroccan representatives, as well as meetings between private sector actors whose objective is to advance the Moroccan energy transition and establish cooperation between the two leaders of the energy transition on their respective continents, added the same source.
In April 2016, the energy ministers of both countries signed a new ministerial declaration to work together towards a sustainable and essentially renewable energy future by 2050.
Bringing together policymakers and experts from international policy, industry, science and civil society to discuss current developments in energy policy, innovations in terms of renewable energy and energy efficiency, investments and models of economic activity of the future, the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, one of the major international conferences on energy transition, regrouped ministers and high-level representatives from China, Denmark, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates.
The participating parties agreed to work together to establish an Energy Transition Coalition in the course of this year for accelerating the transition to a sustainable energy future. Ensuring increased investor certainty for low carbon economic growth by developing energy transition strategies was also at the heart of the Energy Transition Coalition.