At a Glance
|Strategic Outcomes||SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO3 Increased access to sustainable services|
|Start Date||Q4 4 December 2020|
|End Date||q2 4 June 2022|
|Actual Budget (USD)||908,567|
|Actual Expenditure (USD)|
|GGGI Share (USD)|
|Poverty and Gender Policy Markers||gender|
|Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)||Ministry of Environment|
|Participating Organization (Funding/donor)||Green Climate Fund (GCF)|
|Name of consortium members, if any||N/A|
Project Context, Objectives and Description
Jordan has limited natural resources and is considered one of the four most water–scarce countries in the world. Rising global temperatures and the associated impact on climatic conditions are anticipated to increase pressure on Jordan’s limited land and water resources. Considerable new public and private investments are required to expand Jordan’s strained infrastructure – especially in green growth sectors such as energy, water, agriculture, transport, tourism, and waste management – all of which have been put under increasing pressure by the influx of refugees. Therefore, there is an urgent need for Jordan to take action to address these environmental challenges to ensure they do not hinder sustainable economic development. Developed under the leadership of Jordan’s NDA, the Ministry of Environment, this Readiness Proposal is designed to build upon and add value to the July 2017 Readiness Program being implemented by UNEP, and the April 2018 Readiness Program being implemented by GGGI. It includes interlinked activities aimed at three key readiness objectives:
- Capacity Building: enhance stakeholders’ capacity to fulfill their roles and responsibilities towards the GCF and ability to achieve their objectives by creating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), providing training on them, and increasing coordination among the stakeholders; ensure that Jordan has at least one DAE to the GCF (currently 1 public sector entity is in Phase 2 and 1 private sector entity will begin Stage 1).
- Strategic Frameworks: to conduct a more comprehensive national climate readiness needs assessment with a focus on public financing options, that includes all stakeholders, maps existing national and international climate finance flows, and supports the development of a national policy that will govern climate financing of its mitigation and adaptation goals for the next five years. Public–private sector dialogue will be a critical input to both the national needs assessment and policy development.
- Pipeline Development: to increase the proportion of bankable proposals submitted by Jordan for climate finance. Also,by including the private sector inthe climate project design training under pipeline development, and dialogue for strategic frameworks, will support the objective of knowledge sharing and learning.
The outcomes for the proposal are:
- Country NDAs or focal points and the network/ systems that enable them to fulfil their roles, responsibilities and policy requirements are operational and effective.
- DAEs have established capacity to meet and maintain the GCF’s accreditation standards; and accredited DAEs have the capacity to develop a pipeline of projects and effectively implement GCF–funded activities.
- GCF recipient countries have developed or enhanced strategic frameworks to address policy gaps, improve sectoral expertise, and enhance enabling environments for GCF programming in low–emission investment.
- An increase in the number of quality project concept notes developed and submitted.
- An increase in the proportion of PPF requests and funding proposals approved as a result of Readiness and Preparatory Support.