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Global Challenge, Global Solutions: Morocco’s Green Mosques

As part of a national consciousness-raising initiative to speed up the country’s journey to clean energy, six hundred “Green Mosques” will be created in Morocco by March 2019, UNEP's Climate Action reports.

“Global Challenge, Global Solutions” is a series hosted on Climasphere highlighting inspiring, innovative, and creative global solutions to the challenge of climate change in the lead up to the next major climate conference, COP22. These solutions have been provided by members of the Earth To Marrakech coalition, a group of more than 50 media organizations, civil society groups, and businesses from around the world who are raising their voices in a collective call to move from words to action on climate change. Let’s send a message, from Earth To Marrakech: The solutions to climate change are out there, and they’re inspiring. 


600 “Green Mosques” to be created in Morocco

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As part of a national consciousness-raising initiative to speed up the country’s journey to clean energy, six hundred “Green Mosques” will be created in Morocco by March 2019.

The initiative, entitled Energy Efficiency in Mosques, was introduced in March 2014 by the Moroccan Ministry of Energy (MEMEE) and the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MHAI), in cooperation with the state energy investment company (SIE) and the national agency for renewable energies and energy efficiency (ADEREE).

The programme aims to improve the energy efficiency of mosques by using energy-saving lighting, photovoltaic electricity generation and solar water heating.

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