Ecosystem services in Morocco: quantification, mainstreaming and the involvement of the private sector
As of: September 2020
Objective and activities
Morocco has a great diversity of ecosystems, which represent an important livelihood for the (rural) population – but economic development, demographic growth, climate change and urbanisation are leading to a sharp increase in pressure on natural resources and biodiversity. The project helps Morocco to recognise the value of biodiversity and its ecosystems for the population and the economy – and to integrate it into sector policies and planning. On this basis, (economic) incentives and instruments are created with the aim of preserving biodiversity. The project works closely with the private sector, strengthening Morocco’s capacities for the utilisation and conservation of biological diversity and its ecosystem services.
State of implementation/results
- Support of the Division for Environment for the institutionalization of the Biodiversity Steering Committee: The draft decree presented by the Ministry to establish the National Commission for Climate Change and Biodiversity was approved by the Government Council at the beginning of February
- Support for the development of the Marrocan position for the global CBD Framework Convention on Biological Diversity after 2020.