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As the United States expands trade and investment ties under Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and Environmental Cooperation Mechanisms (ECMs), it also seeks to protect the environment and promote sustainable development and management of natural resources. For the last four years, EPA has been collaborating with Morocco on environmental governance through the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). Initial work with Morocco focused on water pollution from the textile industry. EPA is now building upon this existing work.

The activities conducted in Morocco fall under the Building Strong Environmental Institutions and Legal Structures priority, one of EPA’s six International Priorities.

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The United States-Morocco Free Trade Area Agreement (FTA) entered into force on January 1, 2006.

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Officials from the Moroccan Departments of Environment and Water, developing the US-Morocco implementation plan.

In Morocco, EPA is working in three program areas:

  1. Institutional and Policy Strengthening for Effective Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Laws, Including Natural Resource-Related Laws,
  2. Development and Adoption of Sound Environmental Practices and Technologies, and
  3. Environmental Education, Transparency, and Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making and Enforcement.

During the course of a five-year project, EPA will create a strong foundation of environmental decision-makers in Morocco that will strengthen environmental protection and help to involve the public in environmental decision-making processes.

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EPA's Landscape Ecology Branch also developed several publications on landscape and land use change in Morocco:

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Moroccan Secretary of State in charge of Water, and Environment/Department of Environment (website under construction) Moroccan Ministry of Industry and Commerce (Site in French)
Moroccan Ministry of Interior (text version) Enforcement Royal Gendarmerie
U.S. State Department, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
US Embassy Morocco

Moroccan Directorate of National Meteorology (website under construction)

Moroccan Basin Agencies (no website available)




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For additional information on EPA's work in the Middle East, contact:

Shereen Kandil
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of International and Tribal Affairs (2650R)
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20460
E-mail: kandil.shereen@epa.gov
(202) 564-6433

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