Mr. Zouhair Chorfi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, chaired June 17th 2019, a high-level seminar at the Ministry's headquarters on the theme : "The Moroccan economy facing climate change". This meeting was attended by Mr. Jean-François Girault, Ambassador of France to Morocco, Mr. Ahmed Réda Chami, President of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council, and Mr. Said El Hadi, President of the New Economic Climate Commission at CGEM.
Held jointly by the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the French Development Agency (AFD), this event was an opportunity to further discuss the impact of climate change on the Moroccan economy and enhance the debate on the transition paths of development models, by reviewing the public policy solutions able to turn the challenges presented by this global phenomenon into a real development opportunity for Morocco.
This conference was constructed around two main themes. The first focused on a cross-reading of long-term climate trends and the highlighting of their economic implications, through the presentation of Mr. Gaël Giraud, Chief Economist of AFD. The second axis characterized by the participation of national and international experts was devoted to making an in-depth review of the climatic issues that challenge the Moroccan economy and to considering the economic policy options to face them.
This meeting was attended by many senior officials from the ministerial departments and national institutions « EESC (Economic, Social and Environmental Council) , IRES ( Royal Institute for Strategic Studies), Bank Al Maghrib, AMEE(Moroccan agency for Energy Efficiency, MASEN, INRA(National Institute of Agronomic Research), ONEE, CDG ...) as well as representatives of international bodies (EU, AFD (French Development Agency), GIZ (German International Co-operation Agency), JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency), CEA (Atomic Energy and Alternative Energy Commission), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, ...) and academic experts.