PEEB is currently working with its five first partner countries Mexico, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia and Vietnam.

Morocco
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Morocco

Morocco’s building sector is expanding rapidly. Already today, 50 per cent of all investments in Morocco are made in the buildings sector. From 600 million sqm in 2017, the building stock will need to grow by an additional 250 million sqm by 2030 to fulfill the demand . In the residential sector alone, 192 000 new units are needed annually. Middle-income housing in the form of apartments is the fastest growing market segment. However, non-residential buildings are growing equally fast: Tourism, education and office buildings see estimated annual additions of 200 000 sqm for each of those categories. Strong emphasis is put on new construction activities in the social housing sector. These are planned particularly in suburban areas around the existing urban agglomerations.

Morocco has a well-developed institutional and legal framework and an agile private sector acting as a good starting point for energy efficiency in buildings projects, especially in the residential and tertiary sector. Morocco has committed to reducing GHG emissions by 42 per cent compared to current trends with support by 2030. In its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for the Paris Agreement, the government focuses on mitigation measures for the housing sector within the framework of the national energy strategy.

 

Opportunities for Action
See further: Morocco country brief

• Strengthen the application of the legal framework.
• Provide easy access to information on technologies for and financing of energy efficiency in buildings to the private sector and property owners.
• Develop financing products for energy efficiency in buildings at a commercial scale.
• Invest in energy efficiency in public sector buildings.

 

PEEB Activities

PEEB supports the Ministry of National Planning, Urbanism, Housing and City Policy (MATNUHPV) to strengthen the enforcement of the building code, including through trainings for ministry agents working on social housing. A regional roundtable for the MENA region , organized with the GlobalABC, brought together 100 participants from 12 countries. Participants discussed how to translate ambitious climate goals into concrete action in the building and construction sector in the region.

To stimulate the uptake of energy efficiency in the active private sector, PEEB supports the members of the National Alliance for Buildings and the Climate (AMBC). For example, trainings on financing energy efficiency measures in large building projects target architects, engineers, project developers and decision-makers. PEEB also helps to identify and support EEB projects of private developers.

PEEB is working with the Moroccan government to develop a national financing mechanism for residential buildings. A proposal to implement a large scale residential energy efficiency program has been submitted to the NAMA support facility and is currently being evaluated.