Hashemite Kingdom of JordanCOUNTRY ECOFACT SHEET
Last updated: 14 November 2020
Jordan is located at the crossroads of three continents featuring richness of biodiversity with distinguished vegetation associations—bringing together mosaics of stunning landscapes marked by the existence of the Rift Valley.
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Treaty of Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
Convention on the Protection of Marine Pollution by Preventing the Disposal of Waste and other Materials
RAMSAR Convention on Wetlands
Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol to Protect the Ozone Layer
Minamata Convention on Mercury
Basel Convention on the Control of Hazardous Wastes and Their Transfer across the Border
Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Approval of the Transfer of Hazardous Chemicals
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP’s)
International Convention for the Reduction of Pollution from Ships
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change
Paris Agreement on Climate Change
14% by 2030
12.5% of which is conditional upon availability of finance and enhanced support from developed countries.
23 mitigation measures
54 adaptation measures
Protocol ratified in 2007
4 Projects registered
Endorsed by the Cabinet of Ministers
86 actions [See footnote 2]
Climate Change By-law of 2019, including 14 other by-laws and 22 Regulations and Guidelines enforced by the Jordanian Ministry of Environment.
Concept Approved/Full Project under revision
Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF)
2 NGCP presents a Roadmap towards the gradual transition into green growth. It includes 6 priority areas: energy, water, waste, transport, agriculture, and tourism.
3 The GGNAP can support NDC action plan and adaptation plan, and many of them contribute to achieving our sustainable development goals. GGNAP accounts for preserving natural assets; environmental resources and biodiversity, sustainable economic growth, contributing to the social dimension through reducing poverty and unemployment, enhancing resources efficiency, and to climate change adaptation and mitigation.