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Morocco

At a Glance

Morocco has enjoyed steady economic growth supported in part by strong agriculture and fisheries sectors. However, climate variability and change are putting increased pressure on these climate-sensitive sectors. Sea level rise is associated with erosion and flooding and poses a risk to the entire coastline. The impact on limited and declining water resources is the predominant climate concern for the country. Water demand is expected to increase due to population growth, expanded irrigation schemes, and tourism, while water resources are projected to decline due to increased drought conditions and water shortages. The energy sector was responsible for most of the total GHG emissions, followed by the agriculture, waste, and bunker fuels sectors.

 

    Climate Projections and Impacts

    Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2016) for more information.

    Climate Projections

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    Increased Drought Frequency

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    Decreased/Less Frequent Precipitation

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    Sea Level Rise

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    Increased Temperature

    Key Climate Impact Areas

    Agriculture

    Fisheries

    Coastal Zones

    Ecosystems

    Water

    Funding and Key Indicators

    Refer to metadata and sources for more details.


    USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)

    Total

    N/A

    GAIN Vulnerability

    Medium

    Population (2020)

    35.6 Million

    GHG Emissions Growth

    1.51%

    % Forested Area

    12.6%

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