Morocco gives increasing attention to air pollution problems from growing industrial activities or heavy traffic, due to their direct and harmful impact on human health, especially on children. Indeed, the cost of air degradation and its impacts have been assessed at 3.6 billion dirhams a year, which represents about 1.03% of GDP. 

To remedy this situation, the government has decided to make the mitigation of air quality degradation a priority for the national environmental protection policy and public health. As such, it has taken measures to monitor air quality, strengthen the legal instruments and reduce air pollution.