Rabat - In collaboration with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the National Agency for the Development of Oasis and Argan Trees in Morocco organized a consultative meeting on Saturday during the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) on Climate Change in Dubai. The meeting's primary focus was to tackle climate change issues and advance sustainable development in oasis regions.
Key participants in the gathering included entities such as the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture’s Agricultural Development Agency, the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection, and the International Center for the Study of Dry Areas. Additionally, representatives from various non-governmental organizations actively engaged in the event.
The conference aimed to strengthen the governance of the “Sustainable Oasis Initiative,” initially launched during COP22 in Marrakech, which has since garnered global attention and support. The initiative centers around three fundamental pillars: the recognition, conservation, and development of oasis regions.
Following a comprehensive review of the initiative’s launch declaration and the subsequent efforts to advance its objectives, participants issued several recommendations. They underscored the outcomes of a scientific workshop held in Rabat in September 2023 and highlighted the multifaceted approach of the Sustainable Oasis Initiative.