Morocco - Deliver methane assessments and roadmap for priority mitigation measures in key source sectors 

Rationale 


Morocco has been engaged in SLCP planning since 2016, as a lead partner of the Coalition's Supporting National Action & Planning initiative, and has implemented its own SLCP Planning process since 2019. Morocco has developed a national SLCP emission inventory, and mitigation assessment that informed a national SLCP plan that was published in 2021. 

Morocco's key methane emitting sectors include agriculture, oil and gas and waste. Morocco has also signed the Global Methane Pledge and thus must create a roadmap to make reductions to contribute to the collective goal of reducing methane emissions by 30% of 2020 levels by 2030. 

This project aims to deliver an in-depth methane emission and mitigation assessment and a methane roadmap for priority mitigation measures in key source sectors to Morocco’s Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development (DSD). 

 

Objectives

This project aims to:

  • Develop a methane roadmap that can be endorsed by the Government of Morocco.
  • Increase the capacity of Morocco’s government to:
    • assess and model their SLCP emissions, to prioritise and implement SLCP mitigation measures, and to track progress.
    • implement its NDC SLCP mitigation measures.
Activities

To achieve these objectives the project will

  • Provide a clear, consistent understanding of the magnitude of methane emissions within the country, using internationally-recognised methodologies for the quantification of methane emissions.
  • Show the contribution of source sectors to national total methane emissions, to identify those sectors which need to be focused on to achieve large-scale reductions in methane emissions. 
  • Describe the key policies and measures that will be taken forward in the country to reduce methane emissions. 
  • Outline the prioritisation of policies and measures at the national level to achieve emission reductions.
  • Present the quantified methane emission reductions that could be achieved from the implementation of policies and measures.
  • Outline any co-benefits from the implementation of the methane mitigation measures (e.g. health, crop yield, economic).
  • Present a concrete set of actions that are required to achieve the full implementation of the recommended policies and measures.
  • Highlight barriers to implementation of the mitigation measures and the enabling actions that can be taken to overcome them 
  • Summarise the costs of implementing each of the policies and measures that are included in the National Methane Roadmap
  • Outline a strategy for how this funding will be obtained from national resources, international donors, and the private sector.
  • Outline how the implementation of the National Methane Roadmap will be monitored and tracked over time, and how updates to the roadmap will be made in response to the speed of implementation. 
  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework for methane mitigation as a contribution to Morocco’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and implementation plan.

Project Reference: Morocco - Deliver methane assessments and roadmap for priority mitigation measures in key source sectors [MA-22-001]

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