The transformative potential of female leadership is “a major asset in global climate action,” Princess Lalla Hasnaa, Chairperson of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, said on Thursday in Toronto. tribute to the fight of women in the South, especially the fight led by the African woman.
“The transformative potential of women’s leadership is a major asset in global climate action, and women witness this every day through their commitment, perseverance and achievements in the field. a strong tribute to the struggle of women in the South, especially the struggle of the African woman, “said Her Royal Highness in an address to” Women’s Forum Canada 2018 “, which is held May 10 and 11 under the “Bridging the Gap: A G7 Call for Inclusive Progress”.
Her Royal Highness said that “the action of women guarantees and maintains collective vigilance, to call and remind that the commitment of States in favor of the climate must continue and be realized”.
“The voice of women must be heard, it is a demand for justice and equality, it is also an imperative for efficiency, because experience shows that no progress, let alone progress, inclusive or sustainable, can not happen without women being actors and beneficiaries, “insisted HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa.
“This is the case with respect to inclusive growth and social development issues, and it is even more true when it comes to the nagging and complex issues of climate change and ecosystem protection. and guaranteeing a universal right to sustainable development, “added His Royal Highness.
Princess Lalla Hasnaa said, in this sense, that women, who are at the heart of issues related to climate, the protection of the oceans and the development of clean energy, can bring a unique perspective and action steps original and effective, which make them actors of change, of first importance.
His Royal Highness, on this occasion, expressed his full support for the values of the Women’s Forum and praised the action and the struggles of its members to listen to the words of women, promote their leadership and achieve inclusive development. our societies.
Princess Lalla Hasnaa has also affirmed that “the Kingdom is today engaged in promising and unprecedented projects for the development of clean energies, protection of the coastline and safeguarding fragile ecosystems, particularly oases”.
“In Morocco, we have the chance to build a legal and institutional framework, more and more favorable to the environmental cause,” continued Princess Lalla Hasnaa, stressing that “thanks to the will of His Majesty the King, the Constitution of 2011 dedicated the right to a healthy environment and sustainable development “.
“Morocco has also adopted an advanced National Charter in these areas, and citizens’ interest in the climate issue is steadily growing, especially since the Moroccan presidency of the COP22 in Marrakech in 2016,” he said. she supported.
Princess Lalla Hasnaa also noted that her commitment to the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment is a commitment of heart, a commitment of mother who accompanies, awakens, educates and educates.
“This is a very long-term job that requires the patience, perseverance and self-denial that any mother knows how to do for her own, so it’s not just a job of management, programming, organization, of communication that we deploy.It is above all a work of conviction, “said His Royal Highness.
Princess Lalla Hasnaa also affirmed that she leads, through the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, a work of education and awareness, serving sustainable development and with children and young people as a priority target. .
“This work of education, awareness and transmission is the daily mission of a mother for her children, and this is our creed at the Foundation,” added His Royal Highness, saying that the action The aim of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment is to educate younger generations about sustainable development, from preschool to higher education.
“We do it in programs like Eco-Schools, Young Reporters for the Environment, the network of green universities,” said HRH, who said “to better convince and convert to sustainable development, the foundation has adopted a pedagogy by example “.
Princess Lalla Hasnaa to add that the Foundation is conducting several actions to show children, in the field, the reality of rising oceans, drought, desertification, urban pollution, waste, and threats on biodiversity.
“We teach them to sort the waste in the Eco-Schools, so that they reproduce this gesture at home.We encourage them to choose a healthier and more environmentally friendly diet, to grow their vegetables in the kitchen garden. school, to transform organic waste into compost for fertilization, to set up localized irrigation to save water, “she said.
Princess Lalla Hasnaa did not fail to mention the program “Young Reporters for the Environment”, which allows high school students to take ownership of environmental problems, to analyze them, to investigate, to take a stand, to defend and to act to put an end to the degradation of their environment.
“In other programs, such as air quality or the fight against global warming, we seek to create the conditions for exchange and dialogue, and we promote the emergence of shared, accepted solutions: the only ones likely to tangible results, “said His Royal Highness, noting that the Foundation is part of wider initiatives, such as those of its international partners, UNESCO, UN Environment, FAO, ISESCO, FEE , and many others.
“We are tireless in our efforts to educate and sensitize everyone – children, adults, organizations, civil society, public authorities – and we are always convinced that after the effort, we will succeed.” supported HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa.