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Master’s Degree in Environmental and Climate Change Economics

Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakech has begun offering a Masters degree in Environmental and Climate Change Economics to meet the new educational needs for environmental and climate change economists.

An initiative of Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech

Overview of the project

The central issues surrounding the environment and climate change are now a real concern for the different types of organisations increasingly faced with the challenges of economic efficiency, environmental management, and social equity. In this context, the Research Master’s degree “Applied Economics in Environment and Climate Change” was designed, fitting perfectly into the Africa Agenda 2063, Agenda 2030, the National Strategy for the Environment and Sustainable Development, as well as Morocco’s efforts to combat the effects of climate change.

The main objective of this Master’s degree is to educate and train environmental and climate change economists, with methodological knowledge that offers better adaptability to global changes. It responds perfectly to the African dynamic in the fight against climate change effects at the local, national and continental levels.

By combining socio-economic, legal and technical aspects, it responds to the transversality and complexity of climate issues. It enables students to understand environmental challenges and to learn about the progress made to address them in economic research. It enables them to acquire the necessary tools to carry out economic-environmental analysis for developing projects, built on the key principles and fundamental values of sustainable development.


Educate and train environmental and climate change economists.

Level of progress

Ongoing research

Project timeline

9/10/2018- 7/30/2022

Quantitative results

On-going training of 33 environmental and climate change economists.

Qualitative results

The Master’s programme enables students to:

  • Better understand the challenges of climate change (CC) governance;
  • Identify opportunities, trade-offs, and constraints in the implementation of mitigation and adaptation policies in CC;
  • Take a strategic and managerial view of CC’s specific issues and challenges, in particular in companies, organisations and territories;
  • Master the CC economy;
  • Better understand the strategic landscape, actors’ logic, and stakeholders’ expectations in order to build more relevant strategies;
  • Link environmental theories and practices to combat CC using case studies, site visits, practitioners’ testimonials, etc.;
  • Acquire tools for analysis, collective work methods, and project management based on the founding principles and fundamental values of sustainable development;
  • Prepare to exercise responsibility for the environment and CC, both in its strategic and prospective dimension, and in its economic, managerial and operational dimension;
  • Analyse and build concrete and transversal solutions through the evaluation and implementation of sustainable projects.

Funded by Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech.

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    Gerhard Roller