Renewable Energy

CARLAC – OCP Policy Center side event

The effects of Climate Change such as hurricanes and heat waves continue to take its toll on both the environment and the people, it’s becoming life-threatening. This is why it is important for our global leaders to know that the general public wants the real and tangible action plan.

This year’s United Nations convention on climate change is set to take place in the city of Marrakech in Morocco. Tagged as COP22, the event is set to assess progress made in dealing with global warming. Participating countries discuss agreeing to plans in order to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

In line with this major climate change event, the Council on Arab World Relations with Latin America and the Carribean or CARLAC and OCP Policy Center in collaboration with Masdar, FGV and School of Public Policy has organized a one day side event entitled “Low Carbon Renewable Energy: Lessons from MENA and Latin America Regions” to be held on November 10, 2016 at 3:30pm in Bab Ighli, Green Zone, Marrakech.

Countries from Latin America, the Middle East, and North African regions have achieved the significant milestone on utilizing the power from renewable energy. The side event will serve as a platform for these countries to present these lessons, experiences, and information while inspiring other countries to possibly look into renewable energy sources as life-long solutions and adopt the green technological systems.

The conference will bring together government leaders, field experts, and NGO partners to discuss further the power consumption from renewable energy in relation to the Paris Agreement. The side event will also seek to discuss international collaboration and green energy applications. The event seeks to engage the Parties, visitors, and participants to network and have formal negotiations and most importantly create tangible actions to meet the challenge of global warming.

CARLAC is a non-governmental and non-partisan organization established to strengthen relations between Latin America, the Arab World, and the Caribbean.

The OCP Policy Center is a Moroccan policy-oriented think tank based in Rabat, Morocco, determined to promote knowledge sharing and to contribute to a deepening dialogue on key economic and international relations issues.

Ambassador Hasan Abdelrahman, CARLAC’s Chief Executive Officer announced the anticipated participation of high-level representatives from Latin America and Carribean governments as well as civic leaders. Likewise, Mohamed Dekkak, one of Carla’s founding members is inviting environment leaders, peers and experts on this very important side event to participate in a productive discussion on issues of climate change.

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