Environmental footprint for hotels in Morocco

This report describes the implementation of a methodology to assess the environmental footprint of hotels in Morocco, to improve performance and to inform consumers through a label. The latter covers four areas: Impact on climate change, water consumption, non-renewable resources consumption, and percentage of products that are certified organic. The report describes the process and mitigation potentials identified.

Towards a climate friendly accomodation sector through energy efficiency and renewable energy

This study for the carbon footprint and a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in the sector of Tourism in Morocco proposes to ‘eliminate’ emissions from an entire subsector, accommodation, which in 2015 represented 10% of emissions from Moroccan tourism. This will make a significant contribution to emission reductions, specifically considering the anticipated growth of the sector with another 200,000 beds by 2030. The NAMA will also generate global attention, as Morocco would be the first country in the world to pursue a sector-wide decarbonization strategy in tourism. The cost of achieving this goal are moderate, and provide the simultaneous benefit of reducing operating costs and vulnerabilities related to future fluctuations in energy cost, while also improving national energy autonomy.

Sustainable Lifestyles: Case Studies From the Hospitality Workplaces in Marrakesh

This publication displays a series of cases in which Association Mawarid and UN Environment implemented sustainable actions in Marrakesh hotels and riads. These actions enhanced employee well-being and inspired the workplaces to continue promoting sustainability beyond the project lifespan.
This report illustrates each workplace's experience with sustainability projects, their area of focus and the measured impact of each activity upon the hotel and greater Marrakesh.

Published in 2019 by
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  • English
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Sustainable Lifestyles and Education

Rapport de priorisation pour le projet Achats publics durables et éco-étiquetage au Maroc / Prioritization report for the Sustainable Public Procurement and Eco-Labelling Project in Morocco

Le Programme des Nations Unies pour l’Environnement (PNUE) assiste les pays le souhaitant dans la mise en oeuvre d’une politique d’achats publics durables (APD) au sein de leurs administrations. L’une des étapes-clés de l’Approche APD consiste à identifier et à hiérarchiser les catégories de produits dits « prioritaires », visés par la politique des achats publics durables. Cette étape de l’approche est appelée « Exercice de hiérarchisation ».

Published in 2016 by
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  • French
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Sustainable Public Procurement

Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development 2016-2025

The aims of the Strategy are as follows: to provide a strategic policy framework to secure a sustainable future for the Mediterranean region; to adapt international commitments to regional conditions, to guide national strategies and to stimulate regional cooperation in the achievement of sustainable development objectives; to link the need to protect the environment to socio-economic development.

Published in 2016 by
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Sustainable Consumption and Production Action Plan for the Mediterranean (consultation paper)

SCP Action Plan for the Mediterranean (consultation paper) details the main policy milestones for the SCP approach at the global and Mediterranean level. It set the framework of action for the Mediterranean context, detailing the major environmental issues, key SCP challenges for the region and suggesting key economic sectors within which SCP actions should be prioritized to ensure greats impacts.

Published in 2014 by
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Maroc (Morocco) Plan Cadre National pour les MCPD - Plan Sectoriel - Eco-Construction et Batiment Durables

Le secteur de la construction est un secteur économique important pour le Maroc dans la mesure où il crée de la richesse et de l'emploi, mobilise l'épargne des ménages et dynamise les secteurs industriel (ciments, produits métallurgiques, produits sanitaires) et miniers. Ce secteur a contribué, en 2010, au PIB national à hauteur de 6,5%. Il a généré plus d’un million d’emplois ainsi qu’un encours de crédits immobiliers d’environ 200 milliards de Dhs.


Published in 2016 by
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Sustainable Public Procurement

Maroc (Morocco) Plan Cadre National pour les MCPD - Plan sectoriel - Agriculture et Alimentation durables

Le Maroc souhaite s’inscrire dans cette dynamique internationale par l’élaboration du présent rapport d’action sectoriel pour la promotion d’une agriculture et d’une alimentation durables. Ce plan est une déclinaison opérationnelle du Plan Cadre National pour la promotion des Modes de Consommation et de Production durables (MCPD) du Maroc.

Published in 2016 by
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  • French

Toolkit for SCP policy-makers in the Mediterranean

SWITCH-Med has developed a new publication titled ¨ Toolkit for SCP policy-makers in the Mediterranean¨ aiming at mainstreaming Sustainable Consumption and Production into four key areas for sustainable development in the region: food and agriculture, goods manufacturing, tourism, and housing and construction.

This SCP toolkit is mainly addressed to policy makers and representatives of local, regional and national administrations in Mediterranean countries. Other interested stakeholders who want to learn more about an SCP approach and examples of its implementation in the region will certainly benefit from this new publication. The SCP toolkit provides a set of effective tools and instruments, case studies and lessons learned which can help to build national SCP frameworks and further integrate SCP into national and sectorial policies.

The Toolkit, is divided into the following chapters:
Chapter 1: Understanding sustainable consumption and production
Chapter 2: Policy framework for SCP.
Chapter 3: Mainstreaming SCP in key economic sectors of the Mediterranean Region.

Published in 2014 by
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  • English