Overall Objective

GGGI’s objective in Jordan is to support the government in its implementation of the National Green Growth Plan.

Strategic Outcome Targets

GHG Reductions Target Setting in Progress
Green Jobs Target Setting in Progress
Sustainable Services Target Setting in Progress
Air Quality Target Setting in Progress
Ecosystem Services Target Setting in Progress
Enhanced Adaptation to Climate Change Target Setting in Progress


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Ahmed Al Amra

Country Representative, Jordan

Resource Partner

GGGI Core Funding

Implementation Partner

Jordan Environmental Fund (JEF)

Jordan Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF)

Government Counterpart

Ministry of Environment (MoENV)

Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC)

Ministry of Finance (MoF)


As one of the smallest economies in the Middle East, Jordan has high ambitions for economic growth but faces a number of challenges to sustainable development. Given the central importance of economic development, Jordan’s traditional approach to economic growth has driven some of the key challenges that it now faces, such as water scarcity and an overreliance on external resources, particularly oil. While Jordan achieved high economic growth from 2002-2008, neither poverty nor unemployment were significantly reduced. As a result, many young Jordanians leave the country to find employment. This is exacerbated by the complex and unpredictable challenge of the refugee crisis.

In particular, Jordan has scarce water resources and is currently using them at a rate twice that of natural replenishment. The country’s short-term strategy is heavily reliant on using groundwater resources, which are expensive and energy intensive to access and desalinate, accounting for about 14% of Jordan’s total energy demand. If current trends continue, Jordan will have less than 100 cubic meters of water available per person by 2025 and will face absolute water shortage.

In addition, Jordan faces some serious challenges relevant to green finance. Although there are several green financing mechanisms established in Jordan that can support small scale projects, these mechanisms do not have sufficient financial resources or technical capability to support country priorities and high level development projects.

In response to these challenges, Jordan has launched the National Green Growth Plan (NGGP) which provides a comprehensive development approach to green growth planning and implementation, supported by the quantitative analysis of twenty-four projects across six green growth sectors, namely energy, water, waste, transport, tourism and agriculture, as well as an analysis for the green financing environment in Jordan.


News • July 26, 2019

Ministry of Environment and Global Green Growth Institute Select Cities and Villages Development Bank to be Green Climate Fund Direct Access Entity Candidate for Jordan

On Thursday, July 18, 2019, the Ministry of Environment hosted a kick-off meeting and signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the ministry for the Jordan Green Climate Fund Readiness Accreditation Support activity, formalizing the partnership between it, the Global Green Growth Institute, and the Cities and Villages Development Bank.  H.E.  Eng. Ibrahim Shahahdeh, the Minister […]

News • June 12, 2019

15 shortlisted participants of the Greenpreneurs 2019 program to take part in a global competition

June 12, Seoul, Republic of Korea – Out of more than 200 participants, 15 were shortlisted from GGGI’s Member countries and countries where GGGI has operations, including Cambodia, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, the UAE, and Vanuatu. This year, GGGI is pleased to have a variety of project ideas designed […]

News • August 8, 2018

Planning and Capacity Building Workshop in Support of Jordan’s National Action Plan for Green Growth

Jordan’s Ministry of Environment and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) hosted the first stakeholder consultation and capacity building workshop for the National Action Plan for Green Growth (2019-2030) on August 7-8, 2018 at the Hilton, Dead Sea. The workshop was held under the patronage of Minister of Environment, H.E. Nayef Himidi Al Fayez, who opened […]

News • January 17, 2018

Sustainable Transport in Jordan: GGGI Makes the Case for Electric BRT Buses in Amman

Amman, Jordan – January 17, 2018 – Representatives of GGGI participated in a workshop hosted by the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) and the French Development Agency (AFD) in Amman on January 14-17. The workshop centered on two topics related to GAM’s Bus Rapid Transit mega-project: “Accessibility for All” and “Energy Efficiency”. GGGI facilitated an energy […]

News • January 16, 2015

Projected plan to develop environmental projects in Jordan

AMMAN — The Environment Ministry and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) on Thursday signed an agreement to prepare a plan to develop environmental projects in Jordan, achieve sustainable development and attract green investments. Environment Minister Taher Shakhshir said the ministry, under the agreement, will provide facilities to public and private sector institutions involved in fields […]


Implementation Support for the National Green Growth Plan of Jordan
Start Date Q1 2017
Funding Source Core
Approved Budget USD 1 465 000
Status Active
Thematic Area
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Review of GGGI’s experience to design and operationalize NFVs to finance climate and green growth policy implementation Colombia  • Costa Rica  • India  • Jordan  • Mongolia
Review of GGGI’s experience to design and operationalize NFVs to finance climate and green growth policy implementation

Colombia  • Costa Rica  • India  • Jordan  • Mongolia  • Rwanda  • Senegal  • Ethiopia  • Cross Cutting  • Vanuatu

GGGI In-Country Staff

Ahmed Al Amra

Country Representative, Jordan