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Monday 3 May 2021

An Environmental Code Currently in Progress, Minister Says

An Environmental Code Currently in Progress, Minister Says

Minister of Energy, Mining and Environment, Aziz Rabbah, announced on Monday in Rabat that his department is preparing an environment code that brings together all texts related to this field.

Speaking at the House of Representatives (lower house), Rabbah said that the large number of projects related to the environment, which concern numerous sectors, pushed  the ministry to work on a draft environmental code, which "is in its final stages".

This code will be a reference bringing together all the related texts, including laws, decrees, decisions and administrative procedures, the minister explained.

All financial means have been deployed to prepare this code, he said, noting that the draft code will be submitted to the General Secretariat of the Government in a few weeks.

Morocco is among the first countries in the world to have followed the path of sustainable development and to adopt the sustainable development goals, he said.

In this regard, Rabbah referred to the various programs launched by the Kingdom, including the national program for household waste, the national program for liquid sanitation and wastewater treatment, the national program for the prevention of industrial pollution, the national air program and the national climate plan.

According to the minister, the legal texts relating to the environment and environmental control have also been strengthened, in addition to other actions related to surveillance at the regional and national level.

In order to implement the national strategy for sustainable development, 28 sectoral plans for sustainable development and an exemplary pact of the administration were elaborated and established at the territorial level, the minister said, adding that the rate of progress of the sectoral plans has reached 68%, while that of the administration's exemplary pact rose to 38%.

The reports published periodically by international organizations welcome the projects carried out by Morocco in the areas of renewable energies, environment, sustainable development and the fight against pollution, as well as the path taken by the Kingdom under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, he said, noting that the next decade will see a major transformation in this area.

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