COP22 enabled Morocco to highlight its startups and their commitment to fighting climate change.
The country, which had already created an important innovation booth at the COP21 last year, presented ideas such as a clay fridge, an electric bus and a photovoltaic torch. Even if the inventions were not necessarily new, they were 100 percent made in Morocco.
The Ait Ben Addou association presented its eco-sustainable village, and the Dar Si Hmad Derhem association showed off its device that transforms mist into drinking water in an arid region. Also noteworthy is the country's commitment to making its mosques greener in a program that aims to reduce energy consumption by 40 percent.
COP22 hosted the first edition of Tech22 Hub Africa, a competition aimed at encouraging African startups, while Startup Morocco held a startup competition about innovative ideas for climate change. The winner was a Moroccan entrepreneur, Nabil Deabji, who had the idea to transform food oil waste into soap.