Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.00
Liaison Stars UM6P
Submission Date Aug. 31, 2020

STARS v2.2

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
IN-5: Carbon Mitigation Project Development

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Maryame JEBBARI
Sustainable Developpment PMO
Sustainable Developpment
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During the previous three years, the institution has::
Yes or No
Developed a peer reviewed carbon offsets project that follows an existing carbon reduction protocol Yes
Developed an innovative carbon offsets project that follows a new or modified project protocol Yes

A brief description of the institution’s carbon mitigation projects:

OCP launched in October 2018 the ‘Carbon Farming’ project in tripartite partnership with the UM6P and St1, a Finnish energy company. The objective is to create a validated and approved tool for climate change mitigation through the establishment of carbon sinks via the rehabilitation of old mining sites and the afforestation of marginal lands in dry and semi-dry environments.
The Carbon farming project should be carried out in three phases: a pilot project, a demonstration and a large-scale project. Funded by St1, led by the UM6P with the assistance of the Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) and the Regional Center for Forest Research (CRRF), the pilot project has been ongoing in 2019. Its aim is to identify local and exotic fast-growing plant species and optimize their growth in arid and semi-arid areas, using different irrigation techniques and soil improvement mixes to reduce water evaporation and increase the soil's water holding capacity and nutrient availability. Therefore, maximizing the sequestration of CO2 per hectare and per liter of water used in these complex environments.

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