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Establishing an effective mechanism to revise and implement the Jordanian NDC

As of: September 2020

Objective and activities

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

  • A technical training on the deployment of an inventory of a GHG emission inventory in the waste sector has taken place.
  • An international network of climate municipalities from Morocco, Lebanon and Germany has been initiated to exchange experiences with Jordanian municipalities.
  • The German partner community Saerbeck, which has been awarded several times for its climate protection, was chosen as the German partner community.
  • The project has established the 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 organizations, ministries (national and regional), private and public sector, and german municipalities took place in October 2019 (79 participants in total).
  • In October 2019, the NDC review process led by the IKI project was presented.
  • A draft manual for municipal representatives and climate experts for the development of an local climate action plan (LCAP) is available. The experiences from the pilot communities were incorporated into this handbook. In practical steps, it provides information on the development of a municipal climate protection strategy and corresponding action plans as well as possible sources of financing.
  • Since November 2019, the project has been supporting the Jordanian delegation to the UNFCCC as well as NGOs through training on current key climate protection issues.
  • The pilot project "Eco-Park" in the municipality of Al-Oyoun is advised by the GIZ team and prepared with the support of the JLCCPF members.
  • The project supported three Jordanian communities in a participatory process to develop a LCAP. From this, a pilot measure was developed. This included, among other things, the preparation of emission inventories on the territory of the municipality (as far as data is available), identification of mitigation potentials and adaptation needs and prioritisation of measures. In addition, recommendations for institutional adjustments and capacity development measures for the municipalities to support the implementation of these plans were developed. Furthermore, programmes and instruments to raise awareness among the population were developed.
  • The project started its collaboration with the Royal Scientific Society (RSS). A national kick-off workshop was held in February 2020.

Project data


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

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Environment - Jordan
  • Royal Scientific Society (RSS) - Jordan

BMU grant:
2.000.000,00 €

07/2018  till  12/2020


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