"Please stop the CDM"

The UN's Clean Development Mechanism is looking into endorsing a windfarm project, owned by the Moroccan king, in occupied Western Sahara. The Saharawi refugees don't want to see that happening.

Published 09 July 2012

WSRW has in recent weeks covered how the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism considers supporting wind energy in occupied Western Sahara, through providing carbon credits to the Moroccan royal holding Nareva. Read more about the dubious project here.

But the windfarm is not the only project in process of being potentially funded by the same UN agency: WSRW has discovered that the Moroccan fish meal industry in occupied Western Sahara has also applied for CDM-support.


WSRW requests UN to refrain from paying for Moroccan King in Sahara

The UN’s Clean Development Mechanism has been considering supporting the work of the Moroccan King in occupied Western Sahara, in partnership with German company Siemens. WSRW asks the UN to reconsider.

25 June 2012

Report: Moroccan green energy used for plunder

At COP22, beware of what you read about Morocco’s renewable energy efforts. An increasing part of the projects take place in the occupied territory of Western Sahara and is used for mineral plunder, new WSRW report documents.

02 November 2016

Dirty green energy on occupied land

How can it be wrong to develop renewable energy, in a world that is in desperate need for a green transition? In Western Sahara, the problems are numerous.

22 April 2024

Energia verde per sostenere l'occupazione nel Sahara Occidentale

L'associazione Western Sahara Resource Watch ha pubblicato oggi stesso un rapporto che descrive come il Marocco intenda costruire impanti di energia rinnovabile di più di 1000 MW (megawatt) nel Sahara Occidentale, un territorio che il Marocco occupa parzialmente.

29 August 2013