Enabling activities for the preparation of Jordan’s Third National Communication Report on climate change to the UNFCCC


This 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.


An updated situation analysis to assess the level of public awareness and knowledge related to climate change is under preparation through a “A public opinion survey and communication plan”

Expected outputs

The main expected outcomes of the project are:

  • an inventory of greenhouse gases for the base year 2006 and time series 2000-2011
  • an analysis of recommended measures to mitigate the increase in greenhouse gas emissions in Jordan
  • an assessment of the vulnerability Jordan’s water, health, and agriculture sectors to climate change
  • preparation of the Third National Communication of Jordan and submission to the Conference of the Parties (COP).

Who Finances it?

Donor Name Amount contributed
GEF $ 480,000

Delivery in previous fiscal year

Year Delivery
2012 $ 42,115
Project start date:
October 2011
Estimated end date:
August 2014
Focus Area:
Climate Change
Implementing Partner:
Ministry of Environment
Project Budget:
480,000 USD
Amman, Jordan

The TNC is the official document that identifies Jordan’s greenhouse gas emissions by sector, developes mitigation scenarios for all related sectors and assesses the country’s vulnerability to Climate Change impacts and required adaptation measures.


Empowering national environmental objectives through TNC:

  1. Enhancing Jordan’s ability to address the global environmental threats of climate change
  2. Supporting sustainable development in Jordan through environmental policies and research that go beyond climate change.