In the framework of the MEDCOP on Climate which will take place in Tangier on July 18th and 19th, the European Union and local stakeholders (such as the Municipalities of Chefchaouen and Kenitra as well as the Moroccan Association for Eco Cities – AMEV) will welcome participants to present the SUDEP-South initiative, a urban development program focusing on renewable energies and energy efficiency in the southern neighbouring cities. On this special occasion, the challenges and opportunities of the program will be presented and discussed during a debate on July 18th from 1:30 p.m to 3 p.m.
This session will be attended by the Ambassador of the European Union to Morocco and will gather European Union representatives, local authorities and municipalities from the AMEV network, institutional stakeholders, scientists, the SUDEP-South technical partners GERES and IDE-E and stakeholders from the civil society.
The SUDEP-South program is co-financed by the European Union and implemented by GIZ. It aims at supporting 12 municipalities of 6 southern countries to implement their energy strategies. The objective is to improve the energy efficiency, to increase energy savings and to promote the use of renewable energies as well as the protection of the environment.
Since 2015, the municipalities of Chefchaouen and Kenitra benefit from the program with a global amount of 20 million Dirham which stands for 80% of the funding of their projects. This fund supports activities such as more economical public lightings and public transports, the creation of an information centre on energy or the strengthening of local capacity building in promotion and communication.