Princess Lalla Hasnaa, Chairperson of Mohammed VI Foundation for Environment Protection, met on Monday in New York, separately with Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Mrs. Patricia Espinoza, and UNDP Chief Achim Steiner.
The meetings took place on the sidelines of the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit during which Princess Lalla Hasnaa read out a royal message addressed to this global forum.
In press statements, Mrs. Espinoza lauded the launch by Princess Lalla Hasnaa in New York of the African Youth Climate Hub, which seeks to support young people from the South in their fight against climate change.
The UNFCCC executive secretary also praised Morocco’s continued efforts and active role to mitigate climate change effects, commending the support provided by the North African Kingdom to African countries in this field.
For his part, Mr. Steiner described Morocco as a UNDP partner in the fight against climate change, saying that his talks with the Princess focused on UNDP action and programs in the Kingdom, notably with the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environment Protection.
Morocco has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 42 pc by 2030. As part of a low-carbon economy endeavor, the country has decided to speed up its energy transition, setting an ambitious goal of generating 52 pc of its electricity output from renewable energy sources by 2030.