Net zero targets
We evaluate the net zero target as target: information incomplete.
In its long-term strategy (LTS), Morocco speaks of its intention to achieve net zero within the century (Kingdom of Morocco, 2021c). The Moroccan government will further provide sectoral analysis to evaluate Morocco’s capacity to achieve carbon neutrality during the century. As of March 2023, however, the government has neither announced a specific net-zero target year nor any other more detailed information.
The CAT currently does not evaluate Morocco’s net zero target given its preliminary nature and a lack of more detailed information. The CAT will do so once further information will be communicated.
CAT analysis of net zero target
- Target year – Morocco does not specify the year it aims to reach carbon neutrality. However, in its LTS, the Moroccan government states that it is completing modelling to assess the country’s ability to reach carbon neutrality in the second half of the century.
- Emissions coverage – Morocco refers to carbon neutrality in its LTS (Kingdom of Morocco, 2021c). For this reason, the CAT assumes Morocco’s target will only cover CO2 emission. No detail is available on the sectoral coverage of the target.
- International aviation and shipping – Morocco provides no information on its intention to cover international aviation and shipping.
- Reductions or removals outside of own borders – Morocco provides no information on its intention to use international offset credit to meet its tentative net zero target.
- Legal status – Morocco has stated its intention to set a net-zero target in its 2021 LTS submitted to the UNFCCC (Kingdom of Morocco, 2021c).
- Separate reduction & removal targets – Morocco provides no information on its intention to communicate separate emission reduction and removal targets.
- Review process – Morocco provides no information on its intention to establish a review cycle for its net zero and intermediate targets.
- Carbon dioxide removal – Morocco provides no information on its intention to communicate transparent assumptions on carbon dioxide removals.
- Comprehensive planning – Morocco provides no information on anticipated pathways or measures. However, in its LTS, the Moroccan government states that it will provide sectoral analysis to evaluate the country’s ability to reach carbon neutrality within the century.
- Clarity on fairness of target – Morocco provides no information on its intention to explain the target’s fairness.
The Climate Action Tracker has defined the following good practice for all ten key elements of net zero targets. Countries can refer to this good practice to design or enhance their net zero targets.