Australian Ambassador Hails Morocco’s Efforts to Combat Climate Change

On Tuesday February 17th, Australian Ambassador to Morocco, Michael Cutts, praised the efforts of the Kingdom of Morocco in the fight against climate change.

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On Tuesday February 17th, Australian Ambassador to Morocco, Michael Cutts, praised the efforts of the Kingdom of Morocco in the fight against climate change.

“We commend Morocco’s efforts in this area, such as its National Climate Plan 2020-2030 (NCP), which aims to establish the fundamentals of a low-carbon and climate-resilient development,” Cutts said in an op-ed.

He pointed to the nationally determined contribution of 55 actions aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 42% by 2030, at a time when the NCP is entering its final stages.

Cutts also mentioned the “Noor” project, Ouarzazate’s Solar Power Station (OSPS), one of the largest solar pens in the world that contributes to energy transition in Africa. Today, it has been able to provide about two million Moroccans with electricity, as well as avoiding the emission of nearly one million tons of greenhouse gases annually.

As for Australia, which aims to be carbon neutral as soon as possible, the ambassador referred to an investment plan aimed at raising nearly 45 billion euros in low-carbon technologies by the end of 2030, with a focus on hydrogen, carbon sequestration, as well as energy storage.

Cutts said that Australia’s goal is to make these technologies as economically competitive as their “more polluting” counterparts,” explaining that, even with the most ambitious emissions cuts, science still proves to us that we will have to adapt to climate change in the coming decades.

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