Morocco

  • Income group: lower middle income
  • National biodiversity index: 0.459
  • CO2 emissions (kilotons): 59,864
  • Population: 32,789,400
  • NDC submitted by nation
  • Detailed adaptation plan
  • Low climate risk
Vision Statement

The protection of natural heritage, biodiversity, forestry and fishery resources through an ecosystem-based adaptation approach.

Morocco commits to restoring ecosystems and strengthening their resilience, to combat soil erosion and prevent flooding.

    Stated Vulnerabilites

  • Agriculture / livestock
  • Water
  • Biodiversity / ecosystems
  • Fisheries
  • Highly vulnerable groups
  • Forestry
  • Rural population
  • Tourism
  • Urban settlements
  • Adaptation Outcomes
    • Increase resilience / reduce risk
    • Protect against extreme events / disasters
    • Food security
    • Water security
    • Protect biodiversity / ecosystems
    • Sustainable development / green growth
    • Protect natural capital / ecosystem services
 

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

Rehabilitate ecosystems and protect and promote natural areas as well as endangered species as resources.

Protect water basins against erosion and siltation of dams.

Develop forestry and surrounding areas.

Finalize land demarcation and registry of forested areas.

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

Complete the suckering, renewal or afforestation of approximately 50,000 Ha per year.

Conversion of nearly 1M Ha of grain crops to fruit plantations that are likely to protect agricultural areas from all forms of erosion, especially water erosion.