Founding Partners


    UNESCO’s commitment to sustainable development started when the Organization was founded in 1945. In 1972, the Organization created the first biosphere reserves. There are now close to 700 in 120 countries. More than 200 natural sites are protected by the renowned World Heritage certification. Since 2005, UNESCO has been recognized globally as the lead agency for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). It coordinates the implementation of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD, as official follow-up to the United Nations Decade of ESD (2005-2014).
    Education for Sustainable Development empowers learners to take informed decisions and responsible actions for environmental integrity, economic viability and a just society, for present and future generations, while respecting cultural diversity.
    After having mobilized governments and other United Nations agencies on this issue, contributed to train teachers and encouraged actions by NGOs, UNESCO now intends to more than ever highlight and communicate the extraordinary work performed every day by citizens from all walks of life: those who transmit to youth or their fellow citizens the values, behaviours and ways of life required to build a viable future.
    Because no change can be made without education.

    Created in 1973 by Gökşin Sipahioğlu, Sipa Press is one of the most prestigious photo agencies in the world. Sipa Press covers global current events with a staff of photographers, a global network of more than 600 correspondents and exclusive distribution agreements with overseas agencies;


    The KLORANE BOTANICAL FOUNDATION, building botanical expertise since 1994

    For over 20 years, the KLORANE BOTANICAL FOUNDATION has been committed to share its botanical passion by focusing on three missions:

    • Protect plant species under threat through several scientific partnerships with an international scope. The KLORANE BOTANICAL FOUNDATION is particularly involved in the Great Green Wall program,which fights desertification besetting the Sahel by planting 60,000 desert date trees in Senegal in 6 years. This project has been recognized by UNESCO within the « UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS » program as a major sustainable development project.

    • Explore the plant world’s treasures around the world in order to increase our knowledge and best protect them.

    • Educate the widest audience possible in botanical knowledge, with a particular focus on children.

    The KLORANE BOTANICAL FOUNDATION heightens its involvement as an agent of change by becoming founding partnerof « UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS ».


Salon Films

Salon Films has operated its international filmmaking since 1959 and is one of Asia's most established premier multimedia production solutions provider. Building on this past success, Salon Films has spearheaded the convergence of media content, financing and technology advancements to meet the rapid economic development in Asia.




The Agence Française de Développement (The French Agency for Development - AFD) is a public financial institution that implements the policies defined by the French government, fighting against poverty and promoting sustainable development. The AFD acts on four continents throughout a network of 72 offices. They finance and support projects that improve living conditions, foster economic growth and protect the planet. In 2014, the AFD committed 8.1 billion euros to finance projects in developing countries and territories.


Foundation Mohammed VI for Environmental Protection

To Act for Environmental Protection, it is to education

This could be the summary of the vision traced by Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Hasnaa to the Foundation Mohammed VI for Environmental Protection that She presides since its creation by His Majesty the King in 2001.

To fill its mission of promoting the environmental protection and improving the standard of living conditions, the Foundation acts by:

  • raising awareness and the education of all public
  • mobilization of all the concerned actors (Regional, national and international institutions, enterprises, civil society) around innovative programs in the field
  • and by training and building capacities of actors

Through education, the Foundation prepares future generations to take in hand the conservation of their living conditions and engage in the path of the sustainable development.



About Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA)

Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) is in charge of:

  • Development and management of airports,
  • Air navigation management at airports and airspace under national jurisdiction
  • Training in civil aviation (in civil aviation, controllers and electronics) and airport operations management.

- 26 airports, 19 of which are international

- 126 cities connected daily  

- 7 airports certified ISO 14001/2004 (airports of Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, Marrakesh, Tangier, Agadir, Oujda)

– 10 airports certified ISO 9001/2008

- CO² emissions avoided thanks to the allocation of direct flight routes

- 34 393 406 kg in 2015

- 2 925 873 (first 9 months)


Royal Air Maroc

With 60 years of extensive experience and thanks to its international hub, based in Casablanca, Royal Air Maroc connects the world by means of its presence over four continents, offering its customers a network of over 1600 weekly connections to Europe, Africa, America and Asia. Royal Air Maroc, as a national leading company in Africa, is carrying out a patronage and sponsorship policy with the aim to encourage and promote culture and the arts and to contribute to Africa’s economic and social development in order to consolidate Africa’s unity and to pave the way towards tolerance, peace, social cohesion and the well-being of the African populations from towns in which the company has a presence.


Communication Partners

Place to Be

Place to B is an innovative media space. It works like a co-working site, which in parallel with the Cop21, will welcome journalists, bloggers, illustrators, computer graphics designers, Web developers, photographers, videographers, storytellers… in order to create a new story and a unique media moment. As the meeting points for the entire civil society, Place to B will gather bloggers and journalists, companies working on the same field and gathered around a common concern, associations operating in the ecology field, many people from the social and solidarity economy sector, and all citizens interested in this dynamic.



ADEME is active in the implementation of public policy in the areas of the environment, energy and sustainable development. ADEME provides expertise and advisory services to businesses, local authorities and communities, government bodies and the public at large, to enable them to establish and consolidate their environmental action. As part of this work, the agency helps finance projects, from research to implementation, in its areas of action.