Ecosystem Services in Morocco: Quantification, Mainstreaming and Private Sector Engagement
As of: January 2020
Objective and activities
The project supports Morocco in strengthening the capacity of using and maintaining its biodiversity. The project goal reads "The value of biodiversity and ecosystem services is anchored in Morocco through the development and application of instruments, the promotion of economic incentive systems, and the implementation of coordinated institutional processes and legal arrangements, and integrated into sectoral planning and policies, taking into account climate risks". Measures of the project encompass strengthening of the institutional and judicial framework, capacity development of relevant stakeholders, the integration of biodiversity in sectoral policies, as well as the development of exemplary incentive systems and partnerships with the private industry. The project hence contributes to the implementation of the national biodiversity strategy and promotes good governance and convergence of governmentally approved action for the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity.
State of implementation/results
The project supports the Moroccan NDC priority which is the conservation and sustainable management of the forests through (a) evaluating ecosystems and ensuring the protection of endangered natural areas and animal species and the development of those resources; b) strengthening food security by preserving the natural resources and sensitive ecosystems of the argan forest and wetlands—At COP14 in Sharm el Sheikh the project presented the approaches and experiences of the German-Moroccan cooperation in the field of biodiversity, in particular the management of the biosphere reserve of the Argan forest in southwestern Morocco, further results will be presented at COP 25 in Chile--