WaCCliM: Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation in Jordan

Jordan, with an arid and semi-arid climate and low levels of rainfall, is considered to be one of the world’s most water-scarce countries. A situation that will intensify as climate change makes water resources even more insecure. The energy sector in Jordan accounts for 73% of the nation’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, a contributor to climate change. Jordan’s energy intensive water sector consumes 15% of Jordan’s total energy production, making it a significant contributor to GHGs. Under the Paris Climate Agreement’s Nationally Determined Contributions, Jordan has set a target of reducing GHG emissions by 14%. Mitigating GHG emissions in the water sector would make a significant contribution to achieving this target and reduces energy consumption.