NDC Partnership country member Jordan has officially approved its NDC Action Plan, with validation by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment and the Secretary General of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation. Additionally, the Dutch Government is supporting an in-country facilitator who will be responsible for implementing a prioritization methodology for the NDC Action Plan, including the establishment of sector groups for each of its key areas.

The in-country facilitator will also be responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Action Plan (validation letter).

In April, the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, in collaboration with the NDC Partnership, organized an International and Development Partners Roundtable to present Jordan’s NDC Action Plan, outlining the country’s timeline to achieve the implementation of its Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement.

Jordan submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the UNFCCC in November 2016 with the objective of reducing its greenhouse gases emissions by 14%, with 12.5% reduction conditional and subject to availability of financial international support. The NDC Action Plan is aligned with national policies and strategies, particularly the National Climate Change Policy and the National Green Growth Plan for Jordan.

The NDC Action Plan outlines priority areas in mitigation, adaptation, and cross cutting sectors and sets objectives to transition to a low carbon and climate resilient economy by increasing the share of renewable energy mix and upscaling energy efficiency measures; strengthening resilience and adaptation to climate change in the water and agricultural sectors; and mainstreaming climate change in local and regional development planning.

By joining the NDC Partnership in March 2018, Jordan became member of the global coalition of over 100 countries and institutions collaborating to drive transformational climate action while enhancing sustainable development.

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