A common green horizon: Exploiting the full potential of the EU-Morocco Green Partnership

28 September 2023 | Conference | English | Brussels
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The Kingdom of Morocco and the European Union signed on 18 October 2022 a Green Partnership, the first initiative of this type by the EU with a partner country in the framework of the external dimension of the EU Green Deal.

This partnership aims to accelerate convergence between the two parties on issues such as the environment, climate and sustainable development based on the EU Green Deal’s roadmap, launched in December 2019, and the Moroccan National Strategy for Sustainable Development adopted in June 2017. More specifically, the partnership will focus on three main thematic axes: climate and energy; the environment, including marine and maritime issues; and the green economy.

In this context, this seminar in Brussels is to deal with the potential of the EU-Morocco Green Partnership in areas such as energy transition and the green economy. The event, which is taking place during the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU, is bringing together policy makers, researchers and private sector representatives with a twofold objective:

  • Assessing the potential of this partnership for increasing energy interdependence between the two parties, with a view to further developing the deployment of renewable energies
  • Exploring the opportunities that this partnership offers to the rest of the southern Mediterranean region, placing Morocco once again as a pioneering partner of the EU.

Some of the remarkable speakers of the event are:

  • H.E. Leila Benali, Minister, Energy Transition and Sustainable Development of the Kingdom of Morocco
  • H.E. Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy
  • H.E. Ricardo Mourinho Félix, Vicepresident, European Investment Bank
  • Senén Florensa, Executive President, European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed)
  • Tarik Hamane, Delegate Director-General, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN)
  • Daniela Beckmann, Director for the Northern Africa Region, KFW
  • Michael Tanchum, Fellow in the Energy and Economics Programme, Middle East Institute (MEI)
  • Gonzalo Escribano, Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute
  • Giulia Giordano, Head of International Programmes, ECCO Climate


10.00 – 10.15  Welcoming Words

10.15 – 11.00  High-level Keynote Speeches

11.10 – 12.20  Session 1 – The Energy Transition as a Matrix for the EU-Morocco Green Partnership: Strategies and Development Potential for Green Hydrogen

12.30 – 13.35  Session 2 – Developing Regional and Triangular Cooperation for the Green Transition: The Green Partnership as a Driver of Regional Integration

The event will be followed by a networking lunch.

This event is free and open to the public, but you must register to gain access to the meeting

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