Ecosystem Services in Morocco: Quantification, Mainstreaming and Private Sector Engagement
As of: June 2019
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
- At CBD COP 14, 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 southwest Morocco
- - The project accompanies the Moroccan delegation in the preparation of the plea for the negotiations for the 7th IPBES meeting in Paris --