Morocco in the world top 10, Algeria bad student

Morocco is in the top 10 of the best performing countries in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI), published every year since 2005.

Thus, the CCPI index, which evaluates 59 countries in the world and which represents 92% of global greenhouse gas emissions, ranked Morocco in 7th place in 2023, thus maintaining its 2022 position, with a score of 67.44. .

In detail, the CICC report highlights that the Kingdom ranks high in three main CICC categories, namely greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and climate policy.

Thus, the experts who contributed to the CICC report believe that despite the fact that the trend in renewable energy prices is very high, Morocco receives a very low score for its share of renewable energy as well as for its 2030 objectives.

They point out that if Morocco maintains its positive trend in renewable energies, it should also improve in the other two indicators, namely GHG emissions and climate policy.

Despite this positive development, CICC experts note that Morocco lacks the will to decentralize renewable energy and encourage citizens to produce their own renewable energy.“, he noted, noting that several crises have hampered Morocco’s ambitions.

Indeed, the same experts argue that Morocco has been at the forefront of reducing its GHG emissions by stepping up its efforts after COP22, pointing out that the government has established a framework to reduce emissions and respect the agreements. from Paris.

Also, the CICC experts point out that Morocco is committed to planting 600,000 hectares of forest by 2030, welcoming at the same time the positive developments that the country has made in recent years. Yet the same experts criticize the current laws in Morocco for their lack of enforceability and lack of industrial sector buy-in to them.

While welcoming the positive changes Akhannouch’s new government has undertaken to improve the country’s climate performance, the same experts note that the global COVID-19 pandemic, water stress, and aggressive war-induced geopolitical and economic crisis of Russia against Ukraine, are obstacles to Moroccan ambitions.

On the African side, the CICC ranks Egypt second among African countries in this ranking, while the Arab Republic is in 20th place. South Africa, the leading African polluter, is in 44th place, thus receiving very low marks for renewable energies, greenhouse gas emissions and for its climate policy. But, the country still receives a high score for energy consumption.

Moreover, the last African country in the ranking is Algeria. Indeed, the eastern neighbor is in 48th position in the climate index, penalized, among other things, by the weak progress in terms of renewable energies and in the other two categories. However, it shows a good score in terms of CO2 reduction, except that the country remains penalized by the weak progress in terms of renewable energies and in both categories.

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