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Awareness of climate change and its negative impact increases in Morocco, Afrobarometer survey shows

11 Feb 2022 Morocco

Moroccans’ awareness of climate change and its negative impact on the country has improved over the past three years, according to the latest Afrobarometer study.

Even so, about four in 10 citizens have not heard of climate change. And among those who are familiar with the concept, half do not see its effects as harmful.

As the country battles more frequent droughts, the government has taken steps to fight climate change, including strategies to meet half of Morocco’s electricity needs through renewable energy (solar, wind, and hydropower) by 2030.

The 2019 Climate Vulnerability Index ranked Morocco 57th out of 182 countries in exposure, sensitivity, and ability to adapt to the negative effects of climate change.