Morocco reiterates its commitment to accompany and support the actions of the Climate Commission of Island States, said Tuesday the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Residing Abroad, Nasser Bourita.
During a ministerial meeting held by videoconference on the theme “Operationalization of the Climate Commission of the Island States: Towards realization and action” Nasser Bourita “reiterated Morocco’s commitment to accompany and support the actions of the commission including operationalization is becoming more imperative than ever ”, indicates a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad.
“Morocco makes it a duty of solidarity and a priority of actions in order to contribute to creating a virtuous dynamic, as underlined in the speech of HM the King, during the 1st Summit of the Climate Commission of the Congo Basin, held in Brazzaville in 2018 ”, added the Minister, during this meeting organized on the sidelines of the 26th United Nations Conference of the Parties on climate change (COP26) held in Glasgow.
In order to accelerate the operationalization of the Island States Climate Commission, Nasser Bourita emphasized three essential prerequisites, namely the identification of needs and ambitions, the development of a realistic investment plan for channel the technical and financial support that the partners could provide, as well as the establishment of a joint working group with a view to drawing up a roadmap outlining the objectives to be achieved in the coming months.
He then highlighted the interest and importance of the creation, in 2016, of this Commission, alongside the two other climate commissions of the Congo Basin and the Sahel region, during the African Summit of ‘Action, convened at the initiative of King Mohammed VI, as part of the COP22 held in Marrakech, the statement added.
In this context, the participants in this meeting praised the King’s constant commitment to a strong and resilient Africa in the face of the impacts of global climate change and the leadership of Morocco, as a founding partner of the three African climate commissions. .
Bringing together Cape Verde, Comoros, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritius, Sao Tome and Principe, Tanzania, Madagascar and Seychelles, which chairs it, this commission aims to support African island states in their fight against specific climate challenges, especially since these countries share a common ecological fragility, said Nasser Bourita.
Alongside the ministers of the member countries of the Commission, this event was attended by representatives of the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Environment Program, the Economic Commission for Africa and the African Bank of Development.