17 October 2017 - 19 October 2017
Tata Province, Morocco

Participatory governance of energy transitions

This stakeholders' forum brings together scientists, policy-makers, NGOs, and private sector representatives to discuss the challenges and benefits of energy transition in Morocco.

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In cooperation with the Austrian Institute for International Politics (OIIP) and the Moroccan scientific organization MENA Renewables and Sustainability, Risk and Resilience researcher Nadejda Komendantova is organizing a stakeholders' forum in the Tata province of Morocco, which is currently considering several options to cover its growing energy demand and to generate energy for export to other regions. The participants of the forum include; representatives of local communities, the president of the Tata province, the national utility companies, youth associations, and small and medium enterprises.

The aim of the forum is to engage stakeholders in a participative dialogue about energy transition. The forum should give people an opportunity to express their views, opinions, and expectations about energy transition, as well as fulfill their wish to be engaged in the energy transition. The discussion aims to capture different views and expectations, as well as to identify the different interests involved. It also aims at mapping the different interests (who defends different viewpoints, what they are, and why).

More specifically, the discussion during the forum will include the following key questions:  

  • What are the visions for energy transition in the Tata region?
  • How could this transition fit best into the national energy transition plan?
  • What are the preferable technologies for such an energy transition?
  • Whether the Austrian experience regarding energy transition could be transferred to the Tata region, and if so, how?
  • What are the drivers and barriers for this transfer?
  • What are the necessary conditions for technology transfer to the Tata region?
  • How can Austrian stakeholders learn from the experience in the Tata region?

The forum will take place in the framework of the Linking Climate Change Mitigation, Energy Security and Regional Development in Climate and Energy Model Regions in Austria (LINKS) project.

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