Environment & Climate Change

  • E-Waste ProjectE-Waste ProjectE-waste collectors often lack the necessary education and training to properly manage the collection process and materials recovery. Thus, UNDP and in Partnership with the government of Jordan through Ministry of Environment and Secre- tariat of Basel Convention (SBC) initiated the End of life of computing equipment management and monitoring in action in Jordan, shortly referred to as "E-Waste Project".

  • Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling in JordanEnergy Efficiency Standards and Labeling in JordanThis project involves the electrical side of energy (as opposed to transportation, natural gas for heating or cooking etc…) for residential purposes, covering approximately 40% of Jordan’s total electrical consumption as of 2011.

  • Fostering Tourism Services to support local economic development in Tafieleh and AjlounFostering Tourism Services to support local economic development in Tafieleh and AjlounTo contribute to the implementation of the local economic development plans for the Governorates of Ajloun and Tafileh, more particularly to support the development of tourism services industries.

  • Fostering small scale food processing industries in Tafieleh and AjlounFostering small scale food processing industries in Tafieleh and AjlounTo contribute to the implementation of the local economic development plans for the Governorates of Ajloun and Tafileh, more particularly to support the development of local small-scale food processing industries.

  • GEF small grant programmeFunded by the Global environment Fund (GEF), the Project aims to provide financial and technical support to the local community members, community-based organizations (CBOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs), to meet the overall objective of “Global environmental benefits" secured through community-based initiatives and actions.

  • Implementation of phase 1 of a comprehensive polychlorinated biphenyl management system in JordanImplementation of phase 1 of a comprehensive polychlorinated biphenyl management system in JordanThe project objective is to provide necessary tools and increase technical capacity of the country to meet the requirements with respect to the Stockholm Convention with the overall objective of safeguarding the environment and health from PCB impacts at the national and global levels.

  • Jordan’s First Biennial Update Report(FBUR) to the UNFCCCThis project is designed to assist Jordan in the efforts of integrating climate change consideration into the national and development policies and to continue to build on the institutional and technical capacity strengthening process in the areas of Climate Change and National Communications reporting.

  • Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation in tourism sector development in JordanMainstreaming biodiversity conservation in tourism sector development in JordanThe aim of the project is to reduce the impact of tourism on biodiversity in Jordan and it will intervene at three levels. At the national level, it will develop a regulatory and enforcement framework to reduce the impact of tourism on biodiversity, centrally (upstream); components will be piloted at the local level, assessed and refined before being adopted nationally and made available for replication and up-scaling.

  • Marine biodiversity conservation in Aqaba Marine biodiversity conservation in AqabaThe project aims at mainstreaming biodiversity conservation in order to promote more effective and integrated management of the coastal zone in the Aqaba Special Economic Zone (ASEZA).

  • Migratory soaring birds - Regional componentThe project aims to integrate conservation of migratory soaring birds into relevant sectors, namely agriculture, energy, hunting, waste management and tourism, in 11 countries along the Rift Valley / Red Sea Flyway.

  • Rio Conventions into Development Sectors in Jordan

  • Strengthen National decision making towards Ratification of the Minamata Convention and build capacity towards implementation of future provisionsThe project aims at strengthening the national decision making towards Ratification of the Minamata Convention and build capacity towards implementation of future provisions.

HIGHLIGHT

UNDP strengths national capacity to support sustainable, low-carbon, climate-resilient development biodiversity conservation, water scarcity with a focus on women.

UNDP assists the country in its transition to a low carbon economy and adaption of clean energy expansion including its choices of energy efficiency and renewable energy.

The support includes development of a National Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and a plan for the phased introduction of low-emission technologies, that encompass socio-economic aspects by improving the livelihoods of poor people.

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