Jordan became a member of GGGI in May 2014, and GGGI has provided technical and strategic support to the Government of Jordan, to develop and implement its national green growth agenda ever since. Beginning with the development of the National Green Growth Plan (NGGP), GGGI worked with the Ministry of Environment to realize the Green Growth National Action Plans 2021-2025 (GG-NAP), which was officially launched in July 2020 as a national priority document.
The GG-NAP set actions for Jordan’s six key green economy sectors: energy, water, transport, agriculture, tourism and waste. Importantly, the GG-NAP provides evidence-based recommendations for steps needed to achieve a smooth transition towards green growth, including specific action points that would lead to a stronger green finance and green investment environment in Jordan.
Since the adoption of the GG-NAP, GGGI has maintained its focus on implementation in three ways: mainstreaming green growth into sectoral and national planning frameworks; preparing innovative projects in the sustainable mobility sector, and improving Jordan’s readiness to access climate finance from the Green Climate Fund and other sources, as below:
- Developing Jordan’s Green Growth Action Plan (GG-NAP): GGGI has committed all the required technical and financial resources to support the development of Jordan’s National Green Growth Action Plan (GG-NAP).
- Developing Sustainable Mobility Interventions: GGGI has been involved in the preparation of investments to promote sustainable mobility in Jordan’s struggling transport sector. GGGI has conducted several technical studies that would enable the government to make evidence-based decisions on moving towards sustainable mobility:
- Low Carbon Buses for Amman BRT
- In-Situ E-Bus Technology Options Analysis – Greening Amman and Amman – Zarqa Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Systems.
- Amman Terminal Linkage and BRT Electrification and Electrical Buses Project (Irbid and Zarqa) (GCF Concept Notes)
- Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Jordan
- Prefeasibility Study for Petra e-Bus Project (GCF Concept Note)
- Enhancing Jordan’s Readiness for the Green Climate Fund (GCF)
GGGI have been supporting MoEnv with developing its initial pipeline of climate investments and selecting a candidate Direct Access Entity to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The accreditation application for the Cities and Villages Development Bank (CVDB) is under review by the accreditation panel with positive signals received. CVDB’s accreditation will provide Jordan with access to new finance for low-carbon, climate resilient local development projects.
GGGI is also working on multiple initiatives that will allow the government to accelerate implementation of green growth in Jordan. GGGI is building partnerships and mobilizing additional resources to support the government with, for example, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness project, which aims at supporting the accreditation of a direct access entity and improvement of the enabling environment for climate finance. GGGI is also a key advisor to transport sector decision-makers, providing recommendations for how to implement more sustainable and future-oriented public and private transport.
GGGI Core Funding
Jordan Environmental Fund (JEF)
Jordan Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF)
Ministry of Environment ( MoENV)
Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC)
Ministry of Finance (MoF)
Cities and Villages Development Bank
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources
Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities
Ministry of Transportation
Ministry of Agricultural
Ministry of Local Administration
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 • June 1, 2022
Jordan’s Ministry of Environment in partnership with GGGI holds 3rd Private Sector Roundtable Discussion
Under the patronage of the Minister of Environment, H.E. Dr.. Muawieh Radaideh and Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, H.E. Dr.. Saleh Al-Kharabsheh, GGGI facilitated the Third Private Sector Roundtable on May 24th on renewable energy and energy efficiency under the Green Climate Fund Readiness Project “Preparing Jordan’s NDA and DAE for Partnership in Climate […]
News • September 28, 2021
Jordan’s Ministry of Environment in partnership with GGGI holds 1st Private Sector Roundtable Discussion
On September 27, the Ministry of Environment in partnership with GGGI hosted its first quarterly GCF Readiness Private Sector Roundtable to discuss the role of the private sector in NDA-Direct Access Entity and Accredited Entity-GCF partnership, identify barriers to increasing climate finance in Jordan, and capacity needs in project development and financing. The event was a […]
News • August 17, 2021
GGGI Jordan’s Participation in the National Climate Change Committee Meeting
Jordan; August 13-14, 2021 –The GGGI Jordan team participated and presented in “The National Climate Change Committee Meeting” organized by the Ministry of Environment (MoEnv) in Partnership with UNDP at Hilton Dead Sea Resort, Jordan on August 13 – 14, 2021. The meeting commenced with opening remarks from H.E. Dr Nabil Masarweh, the Jordan Minister […]
News • February 26, 2021
Video on Green Growth Planning in Jordan
February 25, 2020 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) released a video highlighting the work of the organization to support the country of Jordan with green growth planning and implementation strategies. In the video, Senior Program Officer in GGGI Jordan, Mr. Marshall Brown, explains that GGGI has been working with Jordan since 2014 to […]
News • January 26, 2021
GGGI Jordan’s Bridging Climate Change and the Private Sector in Jordan
On December 9th, Jordan’s Ministry of Environment, the National Designated Authority to the GCF, held its 1st private sector workshop on climate change under the Jordan GCF Readiness Project. The workshop presented a unique opportunity to enhance engagement and dialogue between Government stakeholders, development partners, investors in critical sectors, and project developers seeking climate finance. […]
News • July 6, 2020
Launch of the Green Growth National Action Plan 2021-2025
Amman, Jordan; July 6, 2020 — Today, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Ministry of Environment of Jordan held a virtual launch ceremony for the Green Growth National Action Plan 2021-2025 (GG-NAP). Developed with the support of GGGI, the GG-NAP is a multi-sector implementation plan that will support Jordan’s economic growth objectives and […]
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 […]
JO04 Preparing Jordan’s NDA and DAE for Partnerships in Climate Action through GCF Direct Access
|Start Date||Q4 4 December 2020|
|Actual Budget (USD)||908,567|
Project Reference Profiles – Jordan(JO2) NGGP Action Planning
|Start Date||Q1 April 1 2018|
|Actual Budget (USD)||296,671|
Project Reference Profiles – Jordan(JO3) Jordan GCF Readiness Program
|Start Date||Q1 July 1, 2018|
|Actual Budget (USD)||208,757|
Implementation Support for the National Green Growth Plan of Jordan
|Start Date||Q1 2017|
|Actual Budget (USD)||1,465,000|