Arab World


01. Morocco > Environment

Carbon dioxide emissions were 38.89 million metric tons in 2005, equivalent to 1.19 metric tons per capita. Both figures show an increase on the previous year. In 2006, Morocco's emissions from the consumption of fossil fuels totalled 34.53 million metric tons of carbon dioxide.

The major environmental issues affecting Morocco at the moment are desertification due to soil erosion from overgrazing and destruction of vegetation, water supplies contaminated by raw sewerage, the silting of reservoirs and oil pollution of coastal waters.

On an international level Morocco has been involved in conventions on Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution and Wetlands.

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