Submitted by: Mohammet VI Foundation for Environment Protection
Implemented country: Morocco
Title: Air Quality Program against Climate Change and Exhaust Gas Emissions
In January 2002 the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environment Protection decided to achieve within a reasonable deadline a notable improvement of air quality, mainly in the big urban agglomerations. Thus an action plan coordinated by the Foundation working together with partner organizations was set up to tackle climate change by reducing exhaust gas emissions. By investing in the training of various partners, the control of transport vehicles, communication and blanket control operations concerning exhaust fumes that measured more than 17,000 vehicles, greater public awareness was achieved. For 2006/2007 the program focuses on quality of fuel across the production, transport and distribution line, training of agents working in the centers for technical visits, adoption of more rigorous controls, and solving pollution problems caused by urban transport as well as the administration’s existing cars and roads.