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Environmental Law in Morocco: Opportunities and Challenges

Elhoucine Chougrani

elni Review 2016, Issue 2, pp. 86-89.

Environmental law is an age-old subject of debate in Morocco. So the Moroccan doctrine and NGOs have advised developing effective environmental law in the country. Morocco is now defined as a ‘water-stressed’ country, with a strong energy dependency, limited economic growth and social development policies, weakness to create job opportunities and reduce social and spatial disparities between regions and generations. However, Morocco can build capacities to adapt to vulnerability due to climate change. In attempting to solve some difficulties and problems, this paper examines the opportunities and the challenges in applying environmental law and enforce sustainable development goals.
The contribution focuses on the legal framework to protect the environment, describes how to integrate environmental dimensions in public policy and looks into the opportunities and specific challenges for environmental protection.

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