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

Type of document: Scientific, technical, research

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.

Further information

The NAMA is an output of the project 'Advance SCP', which is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag. The NAMA was developed by the Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with UNEP and UNDP, and was drafted by Carbon 4 and TEC Conseil. A summary note of the NAMA, as well as a vulnerability study and a carbon footprint study on Marrakesh that were conducted in its preparation are also available in the portfolio.