Double-decker buses that educate visitors on climate action, a unique idea to raise awareness about climate change, have been touring Marrakech, Morocco, since 7 November where they have been used by environmental protection associations to raise awareness about climate change. Marrakech is hosting COP22 -- the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) until 11 November.
The buses feature audio-visual equipment and photos on climate change issues. On board, locals and visitors of the Ochre City can also attend briefings on environmental themes presented by volunteers. “Our teams are tasked with informing locals and visitors on COP22 events, as well as raising awareness about the need to act now against climate change,” said Faris Atika, a young volunteer in charge of informing and receiving visitors on board the bus.
Atika, a geopolitical and international relations MA student, adds that the bus idea has been commended by visitors of different nationalities, who showed eagerness to learn more about environmental issues.
The coordinator of the two buses, Ahmed ElKanziti, said that the two double-deckers are also meant to highlight the efforts undertaken by Morocco to protect the environment and curb greenhouse gas emissions. He invited Moroccans in particular to come to see the buses, which will be showcased in Jemaa El Fna square along with other stops.
For more information about the COP22 that was opened in 7 November click HERE.