Environmental Performance Reviews: Morocco

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The present publication contains the Environmental Performance Review of Morocco. This report also covers 13 issues of importance to the country related to policymaking, planning and implementation, the financing of environmental policies and projects, and the integration of environmental concerns into economic sectors, in particular agriculture, energy, health, industry, biodiversity and protected areas, water and waste management. The Morocco review was notable as it is the first country outside of the region to request an EPR from ECE, and the process was undertaken in cooperation with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The publication is aimed at officials and experts working for public authorities responsible for environmental policy, representatives of civil society, the business community, academia and the media.

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Industry and environment

The industrial sector in Morocco can be subdivided into five main subsectors: (i) food processing industry, (ii) textile and leather industry, (iii) chemical and parachemical industry, (iv) engineering and metallurgic industry and (v) electrical and electronics industry. According to 2011 statistical data, of the total number of enterprises, nearly one third were in the chemical and parachemical branch, just over one quarter in the food processing branch, around one fifth in each of the textile and leather and engineering and metallurgic branches, and only three per cent in the electrical and electronics branch.

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