Mainstreaming of Climate Change Adaptation in Moroccan Companies: Tools, Teachings, and Perspectives BT - Handbook of Climate Change Management: Research, Leadership, Transformation

Floris Boogaard (First author)

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Abstract

Moroccan companies face a multitude of risks related to their vulnerability to climate change, in particular operational, supply chain, and financial risks. In recent years, public and private actors have experimented with a number of approaches to facilitate the integration of climate change at different planning levels. Among these approaches, the Climate-Expert tool aims to help companies assess their vulnerability to climate change and develop relevant adaptation strategies. Some 20 Moroccan companies, in various sectors of activity, have tested this tool in the framework of two cooperation programs. First, this chapter provides an overview of the achievements of the adaptation mainstreaming process in the private sector in Morocco. Then, it analyzes the Climate-Expert approach qualitatively following three steps according to an iterative logic. The contact groups include the participants involved in the said cooperation programs, namely, experts, economic operators, and state and project officials. Finally, this chapter highlights the obstacles related to the Climate-Expert approach and proposes ways to improve the mainstreaming of adaptation based on the emerging realities and needs of the companies concerned. In addition, in terms of adaptation planning, this analysis emphasizes the need to upgrade Climate-Expert’s approach toward an integrated and well-documented design, using relevant climate and sectoral data and information to meet the needs of developing country companies. Regarding the implementation of adaptation measures, it remains relatively limited in the evaluated companies. This is mainly due to the lack of support and advice instruments and the lack of entities in charge of steering adaptation actions within these companies. This work will later pave the way for improving and adapting the Climate-Expert tool to meet the needs of action in such companies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Climate Change Management
EditorsWalter Leal Filho, Johannes Luetz, Desalegn Ayal
PublisherSpringer
Pages3761-3799
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-57281-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-57280-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • climate adaptation platforms
  • nature-based solutions
  • climatescan
  • sustainable drainage system
  • citizen science

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