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Morocco Joins Global Coalition to Phase Out Coal Energy

Morocco has joined the Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA), becoming the latest in a group of countries pledging to phase out coal power for greener renewable resources.

The PPCA announced the news on X, on the sidelines of the ongoing UN Climate Conference (COP 28) in Dubai.

“I am pleased to announce that Morocco adhered to Powering Past Coal Alliance and we will be working together with the Alliance and our partners on the financial and technical levers to phase out coal,” Morocco’s Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development Leila Benali said.

“The task is now to translate this momentum into a global agreement on coal phase-out at #COP28,” the PPCA said, without providing any deadlines.

Earlier at the COP 28 conference, the US, UAE, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Iceland, Kosovo, Malta, and Norway all joined the alliance, the PPCA said in an earlier statement.

The coalition now boasts 60 nations as members have all committed to working to make a clean break from coal-powered energy.

Morocco is one of the regional leaders in the field of renewables, aiming to raise their share in its energy production to over 50% by 2030.

Source: Morocco World News