• Environment

    OBG reports on the growing awareness of environmental concerns, how they affect industrial development and the steps being taken to address attendant problems. Many countries are establishing environmental agencies to seek out ways to cut pollution and waste, as well as to introduce conservation and recycling measures.
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Alongside plans to diversify sources, Morocco’s energy strategy has also put a strong emphasis on improving efficient usage. A big step in this regard was the creation of the National Agency for the Development of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (Agence Nationale pour le Développement des Energies Renouvelables et de l’Efficacité...


How has the drop in oil prices affected exploration?

Chapter | Energy & Environment from The Report: Morocco 2015

As the only country in North Africa without commercially relevant oil or gas reserves, Morocco relies heavily on foreign energy imports to meet domestic demand. To counter this dependence, the government has embarked on a range of reforms to boost renewable energy sources. These efforts are concentrated around solar, wind and hydroelectricity, which together are expected to comprise 42% of the...

Requirements for water and power in Qatar are expected to rise sharply in the coming years, with water demand forecast to increase by more than 50% by 2022.

Which factors are the most significant contributors to growth in Abu Dhabi’s industrial sector?

To protect key habitats and species from the impact of rapid development, the authorities have designated some parts of the emirate as special protected areas under a programme that is managed by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD). There are currently six main such areas, divided between three terrestrial protected areas (TPA) and three marine protected areas (MPA...