Institut Royal des Etudes Stratégiques
Climate change : challenges and prospects of adaptation ...

IRES organized on October 16th, 2009, as part of the program study ““Climate Change: Impacts on Morocco and global adaptation options”, an international Meeting on “Climate change: challenges and adaptation prospects for Morocco”.

This Meeting, held under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, who addressed a message to the participants read by the Sovereign’s adviser, Mr. Abdelaziz MEZIANE BELFKIH, has brought together representatives of major international institutions (World Meteorological Organization and Intergovernmental expert panel on Climate Change), high-level experts of meteorological services and climate research centers in different countries. It was also marked by the presence of some Moroccan figures, national experts and representatives of major socio-economic sectors in Morocco, concerned with the issue of climate change.

09.00

Official opening: Reading of the Royal Message
(English, Spanish)

09.30

Introductory speeches

09.45

Introductory session:
Climate change: global problem / global response

11.15

Session 1:
Ecosystems in the face of climate change

14.30

Session 2:
Climate change and food security in Morocco

15.45

Session 3:
Green Economy: What opportunities are there for Morocco?

17.15

General discussion

18.00

Conference

19.00

Closure of the meeting

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