The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) shed light on Morocco’s efforts to develop the clean and renewable energy sector.
In an article on the recent visit of the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Inger Andersen, to Morocco, the Programme praised the Noor Solar Power Plant in Ouarzazate, describing it as “one of the largest solar facilities in the world.”
The Programme recalled that the Plant produces 580 MW of electricity, noting that this volume can power the homes of 2.3 million people.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) added that the Noor Solar Plant is part of Morocco’s ongoing efforts to develop clean energy, referring to the statement of Andersen, who described the Noor plant as a “step into a greener world.”
“Climate justice and access to energy go hand in hand,” said the Programme’s Executive Director, adding that we must “show the world that renewable energy is entirely doable, possible and indeed feasible, and that it’s not only the right thing to do, it is very much the smart thing to do.”
UNEP’s Executive Director visited Morocco at the head of a large delegation on the occasion of the Bureau meeting of the Sixth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6), whose presidency is held by the Kingdom.
The United Nations (UN) official also praised Morocco’s leadership and firm commitment to overcoming today’s numerous environmental challenges, expressing her great admiration for the Kingdom’s efforts and actions in managing the climate crises affecting the planet currently.
In a similar context, Andersen praised Morocco’s engagement with its neighbors and the African continent as a whole, recalling the open access of Mohammed VI Polytechnic (UM6P) University in Benguerir to African students to support and generate new opportunities for Africa.