Morocco & UNIDO Agree to Develop Green Technologies for African Countries

Head of Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) Mustapha Bakkoury and Director General of UNIDO LI Yong inked on Tuesday an agreement destined to enhance further cooperation between the two sides in clean and sustainable energy.

The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the 18th UNIDO General Conference currently convened in Abu Dhabi, UAE, under the theme: “Industry 2030 – Innovate. Connect. Transform our Future”.

MASEN and UNIDO agreed to develop advanced renewable energy technologies for developing countries, particularly African countries. The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy spearheads development programs of integrated projects aimed at creating an additional 3,000 MW of clean electricity generation capacity by 2020 and a further 6,000 MW by 2030.The goal is to secure 52% of the country’s energy mix from renewable sources by 2030.

In addition to generating electricity through major projects and raising the funds, MASEN is committed to making optimal use of renewable resources and seeks to establish self-sustaining and financially viable ecosystems.

UNIDO is the UN body that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.

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