Jordan’s First Biennial Update Report

On the global level, implementing the preparation of the FBUR project will contribute to the on-going efforts to better understand the sources and sinks of greenhouse gases, potential impacts of climate change, and effective response measures to achieve the ultimate objective of the UNFCCC, which is "to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system".

On the national level, It is common in projects dedicated to national reporting on climate change to contribute to the general awareness and knowledge on climate change related issues in the country as well as capacity building and exchange of knowledge among governmental, non-governmental, academic, private sectors and all relevant stakeholders.

On the long-term this 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.

The project will help as well to identify and develop national projects related to GHG mitigation which may be eligible for funding or co-funding by international, multilateral or bilateral donor organizations.

The short-term immediate objective of the project is the preparation and submission of Jordan’s First Biennial Update Report (FBUR) to the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC as part of the fulfilment of its obligations to the Convention under Dec. 1/CP. 16 par. 60 and Dec 2/CP. 17 par. 41 and its Annex III.

Main Outputs

  • National Circumstances and institutional arrangements relevant to the preparation of the national communications and bieenial update reports update.

  • GHG inventories for 2010 & 2012 prepared, using UNFCCC recommended 2006 software.

  • Mitigation actions and their effects, icluiding associated methodologies and assumptions and progress of implementation are described as per the guidelines.

  • Constraints and gap identified related financial, technology and capacity building needs assessed and recommendation for addressing the needs provided.

  • Establishment of domestic measurements, reporting and verification arrangements supported.

  • Compilation, consolidation of information in tabular format and publication of the FBUR

  • Monitoring, reporting and preparing of financial audit.


  • Briefing about updates of national reports and policies

  • GHG inventories estimated for 2010 and 2012

  • Mitigation actions assessment chapter updated

  • Constraints and Gaps- technology needs chapter prepared

  • MRV Chapter submitted



Project start date:

January 2015

Estimated end date:

December 2018

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Jordan

    Implementing partner:

    Ministry of Environment

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Global Environment Fund Truste
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2018 $18,910

    2017 $168,075

    2016 $99,960

    2015 $65,000

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