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Establishing an effective mechanism to revise and implement the Jordanian NDC

As of: September 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

  • The project coordinates the NDC revision process. This process will be completed by the end of May 2021.
  • The Royal Scientific Society (RSS) is analysing GHG emissions data and developing scenarios on GHG reduction targets, taking into account national circumstances, to be integrated into the revised NDC document.
  • RSS also developed recommendations for a national MRV- and transparency system according to the Paris Agreement.
  • The project is cooperating with UNDP in the development of the 2nd BUR report, to be published in April 2020 – The project cooperates with the World Bank in developing a roadmap for "Green Recovery".
  • 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 started in 2020. – The NDC Pocket Guide published by the European Capacity Building Initiative (ECBI) was translated into Arabic by the project and made available to the public.
  • A workshop for municipal climate advisors was held in September 2020. The preparation of a local climate action plan (LCAP) with mitigation, adaptation and gender mainstreaming measures as well as the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions according to IPCC guidelines were taught.
  • The project presented its approach to LCAP at the international online conference "Accelerating Building Efficiency in Sahab City" in June 2020.
  • A technical training on GHG emissions inventory in the waste sector took place in 2019.
  • An international network of climate municipalities to share experiences with Jordanian municipalities has been initiated.
  • The project has launched a national planning forum on municipal climate change (Jordanian Local Climate Change Planning Forum (JLCCPF)) in cooperation with the Jordanian Ministry of Environment (MoEnv).
  • A two-day workshop with representatives of the JLCCPF, local NGOs, international donor organisations, ministries, private and public sectors and municipalities took place in October 2019.
  • A handout for municipal representatives and climate experts on the development of an LCAP was developed. The experiences from the pilot municipalities have been incorporated into this handbook. It provides practical steps for the development of a municipal climate protection strategy and corresponding action plans as well as possible sources of financing. The handbook will be published in April 2021 via the website of the Ministry of Municipal Local Administration and will be accessible to all interested
  • Since 2019, the project has been supporting the Jordanian delegation for the UNFCCC negotiations and NGOs through trainings on current key topics.
  • The pilot project "Eco-Park" in Al-Oyoun Municipality is being 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 developing 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

Country:
Jordan

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 €

Duration:
07/2018  till  12/2021




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