Decarbonising Morocco’s transport system
Sustainable mobility with renewable energies in Morocco (DKTI VI)
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
2022 to 2027
Products and expertise
Sustainable infrastructure: water, energy, transport
Morocco has set itself the goal of decarbonising its transport system and making it more sustainable.
The transport sector is responsible for approximately 30 per cent of total CO2 emissions in the country and accounts for 38 per cent of Morocco’s total final energy consumption. Decisive action is therefore required. The increase in road traffic resulting from the country’s rising economic output and growing urbanisation represents a particular challenge. Between 2006 and 2018, the number of vehicles on Morocco’s roads more than doubled and this figure will continue to rise sharply in the future. For people living in cities in particular, this means increasing air pollution, congestion and noise, not to mention reduced quality of life.
Throughout the country and in the pilot city of Agadir, the conditions for sustainable, low-carbon mobility in Morocco have improved.
The project works with Morocco’s Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development (Ministère de la Transition Energétique et du Développement Durable, MTEDD) and the city of Agadir.
In collaboration with the Ministry, the project develops policies and guidelines on the integration of different modes of transport, electric mobility, digitalisation and accessible mobility, amongst other things.
At the same time, it works with the city of Agadir on the drafting of development plans and implementation of pilot projects, including initiatives to promote cycling and walking as well as innovative mobility concepts on the campus of the University of Ibn Zohr. The project also supports a more accessible and inclusive design of the local mobility system, through the development of guidelines and action plans for example. It also promotes international dialogue on innovative, low-carbon and socially equitable mobility, and offers training for political decision-makers and municipal employees, among others. Lessons learned from the project are also made available to other cities in Morocco and around the world.
Last update: July 2023