Princess Lalla Hasnaa conveyed King Mohammed VI’s message to the attendees of the Climate Action Summit, which opened in New York on Monday, September 23.
Rabat – King Mohammed VI has called for more concrete action to tackle climate change, especially in Africa. Princess Lalla Hasnaa read out the King’s message at the Climate Action Summit in New York.
The King emphasized that the “environmental degradation of our planet is a tangible reality.” He added that the threat calls for shared responsibility.
“Africa, a continent which is suffering from the impact of climate change, must be a priority in our collective action,” the monarch said.
In his message, the King also drew attention to some of Morocco’s policies to reduce the impacts of climate change.
The King recalled that Morocco, “a country with low greenhouse gas emissions, has undertaken to reduce its emissions by 42%, by 2030.”
He went on to say that the North African country is determined to continue to boost its energy transition, setting “the more ambitious goal securing 52% of its electricity production from renewable energy sources by 2030.”
King Mohammed VI also said that the first Africa Action Summit, which took place in Marrakech, set off an unprecedented dynamic “in particular through the operationalization of two African climate commissions, for the Congo Basin and for the Sahel Region.”
The King added that Morocco along with its African partners launched the African Agriculture Adaptation Initiative.
Together with sister African nations, Morocco has also launched the African Agriculture Adaptation Initiative.
The initiative seeks to reduce the vulnerability of Africa and its agriculture to climate change.
The King explained that the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection established “African Youth Climate Hub,” in collaboration with partner associations.
The initiative seeks to raise awareness for the impacts of climate change among youth.
“In this regard, the first ‘Youth Climate Summit’ provides reasons for optimism, requiring us to respond positively and lend our effective support,” the King added.
He also reiterated that it is only through shared responsibility that the international community can face the challenges of climate change.
“Our ambition with respect to tackling climate change requires effective international solidarity, sustainable financing and a qualitative transfer of technology and know-how. That is the true meaning of my commitment in this regard – towards Morocco, Africa and our planet,” the King concluded.