Environment & Energy

  • Adaptation to climate changeAdaptation to climate changeThe joint project aims at enhancing Jordan’s key government and civil society’s capacities to adapt to climate change threats to health, food security, productivity, and human security under the conditions of severe water scarcity.

  • Developing policy-relevant capacity for implementation of the global environmental conventions in JordanThis Project is expected to contribute in bridging the gap between policy making and implementation capabilities in Jordan for the global environment conventions to which it is signatory namely the UNFCCC, UNCCD and the CBD by linking research to policy-making process

  • Enabling activities for the preparation of Jordan’s Third National Communication Report on climate change to the UNFCCCThis project aims at assisting Jordan with research, planning and management activities necessary to undertake the Third National Communication (TNC) Report on Climate Change to the Conference of Parties in accordance with guidance of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In addition, it will help strengthen Jordan’s capacity to fulfill its commitments to the UNFCCC on a continuing basis

  • Energy 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.

  • Environmentally sound management of used and end productsEnvironmentally sound management of used and end productsE-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".

  • 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.

  • 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 Aqaba The 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.

  • Migratory soaring birds in JordanMigratory soaring birds in JordanThe project aims to conserve more than 1.5 million of birds that migrate every year within the extended Rift Valley area in Jordan by using and improving existing law enforcement practices. This is being done through targeting the community of hunters in Jordan

  • Supporting the design and implementation of the integrated investment framework for sustainable land management in JordanUnder the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the Jordanian Ministry of Environment (MoEnv), with the support of UNDP, has prepared in 2006 the National Action Plan (NAP) for Combating Desertification that serves as a guiding framework for the implementation of the convention.

OUR WORK - ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY

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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