A team of experts led by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MINED) in Morocco has launched a new initiative called the Arab and Africa Air Pollution Network, which aims to gather and share data on the air quality across the region.
The initiative aims to monitor and identify air pollutants in the region in a more efficient and reliable manner.
The goal is to make the region’s air cleaner by reducing the emission of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, which contribute to climate change.
The network aims to identify the most polluted cities in the Arab world, which are not in the main region where pollution is highest, and to create awareness for their air quality problems.
The project will also seek to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the transportation sector and increase fuel efficiency.
According to MINED, Morocco is among the countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia that has the highest concentration of ozone-depleting substances in the atmosphere, as well as the lowest levels of ozone.
Morocco’s air quality has become a global issue after the discovery of large concentrations of volatile organic compounds, which can be produced by the burning of fossil fuels, including oil and gas.