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Establishing an effective mechanism to revise and implement the Jordanian NDC

As of: April 2021

Jordan has ratified the Paris Agreement, and the country intends to achieve its NDC with the help of international support, saving at least 14% of its emissions by 2030 compared to the “business-as-usual” scenario. For NDC implementation, the project supports the Jordanian Ministry of the Environment and other partners in order to improve technical know-how and skills and strengthen governance structures. In order to monitor Jordan’s NDC progress, the project supports the preparation of a national transparency system. To this end, it creates important preconditions by strengthening existing information bases and improving data management. The mainstreaming of the NDC into national policy processes and sector policies is also supported, particularly at sub-national level. The project helps local communities to plan and implement local climate protection plans, disseminates the experience gained in topical forums and promotes the sharing of information.

State of implementation/results

  • In October 2020, a training developed by the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) on the use of software of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for greenhouse gas inventories and NDC tracking took place.
  • The establishment of a university network for climate scientists will begin in 2020.
  • NDC Pocket Guides published by the European Capacity Building Initiative (ECBI) will be translated into Arabic and made available to the public.
  • At the 6th international online conference "Accelerating Building Efficiency in Sahab City" in June 2020, the project presented its approach for Local Climate Change Plans (LCAP.-- In 2019, a technical training on measuring GHG emissions in the waste sector took place
  • An international network of climate-friendly municipalities to exchange experiences with Jordanian municipalities has been initiated.
  • The project has established a national planning forum on municipal climate protection (Jordanian Local Climate Change Planning Forum (JLCCPF)) in cooperation with the Jordanian Ministry of Environment (MoEnv).
  • A workshop for municipal climate advisors was held in September 2020. In October 2019, a two-day workshop was held with representatives of the JLCCPF, local NGOs, international donor organizations, ministries (national and regional), private and public sector representatives and municipalities .-- In October 2019, the NDC revision process led by the project was presented.
  • A handbook for municipal representatives and climate experts on the development of LCAP is available. The experiences from the pilot communities were incorporated into this handbook. In practical steps, it teaches how to develop a municipal climate protection strategy and corresponding action plans as well as possible sources of funding
  • Since 2019, the project has been supporting the Jordanian delegation to the UNFCCC negotiations and NGOs by providing trainings on current key climate issues.
  • The pilot project "Eco-Park" in the municipality of Al-Oyoun will continue to be advised and prepared with the support of JLCCPF members. The restoration of the green areas is being carried out in close cooperation with the BMZ-funded "Cash for Work" project "Improvement of Green Infrastructure in Jordan through Employment Intensive Measures".
  • The project supported three Jordanian communities in the development of an LCAP in a participatory process. A pilot measure was developed from this. The defined measures of the communities would, if implemented, lead to a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to a BAU scenario in Al Oyoun 16%, Busira 13.5%, and Deir Alla 18%.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Environment - Jordan

Implementing partner(s):
  • Royal Scientific Society (RSS) - Jordan

BMU grant:
2.000.000,00 €

07/2018  till  06/2021

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