Morocco and Germany seal an alliance for climate and energy


Morocco and Germany signed a declaration in Berlin on Friday aimed at establishing a joint alliance for climate and energy, aimed at strengthening bilateral cooperation in climate protection and energy transition.

The declaration, signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita, the German Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Svenja Schulze and the Secretary of State parliamentarian to the Federal Minister for the Economy and Climate Protection, Stefan Wenzel, aims to establish increased cooperation on climate adaptation, the development of renewable energies and the production of green hydrogen.

With this partnership, sealed in the presence of the Moroccan ambassador to Germany, Zohour Alaoui, the two countries are deepening their cooperation in the development of the green hydrogen industry, electricity trade, decarbonization, climate adaptation and skills training.

“Morocco has excellent conditions for generating electricity from wind and sun, with which it can cover the needs of its own economy and, in the future, also start exporting green hydrogen to Germany,” underlines a press release from the German Federal Ministries for Economic Cooperation and Development and Economy and Climate Protection.

Morocco and Germany can draw on a wealth of experience in working together, particularly in the use of wind and solar energy, the same source added, noting that BMZ has supported the construction of the world’s largest solar thermal power plant in Ouarzazate, which supplies electricity to around 1.3 million people.

“Engaging in the production of green hydrogen is the next step for Morocco,” the press release said, noting that solar and wind power plants allow large-scale implementation and therefore sustainable production of green hydrogen on an industrial scale and the development of green economic sectors.

He added that Germany is already participating in the construction of the first reference plant for the production of green hydrogen in Morocco, which should be completed in the coming years.

The factory should produce around 10,000 tonnes of hydrogen per year, enough to produce 50,000 tonnes of green steel, indicates the same source, affirming that this project is also intended to serve as a reference project for the profitability of hydrogen production. green hydrogen in Africa and to strengthen the confidence of private investors in Morocco.

Other investments will follow on the basis of the new Moroccan-German alliance for climate and energy, it is announced.

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