EU project workshop introduces Jordan industry to sustainability standards

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AMMAN — The Amman Chamber of Industry (ACI) organized an introductory workshop on the European project “CLUSTER 4 GREEN” with the participation of institutions from several Arab and European countries, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. اضافة اعلان

The project falls under the cross-border European Neighborhood Policy for the Mediterranean basin, funded by the EU.

It aims to create economic opportunities through the promotion and development of the Mediterranean circular economy.

Global policies related to climate change and reduction of carbon emissions will impose standards, and requirements that affect the competitiveness of national industries in exporting to regional and international markets, the ACI said in a statement on Wednesday.

The project’s other goal is to create a national network of concerned institutions from the public and private sectors and civil society organizations, to help the national industry adopt such sustainable development standards.

The chamber stressed the Jordan industrial sector’s endeavors to contribute to the transformations of the national economy towards a circular economy.

Additionally, The ACI highlighted the sector’s efforts to help national industry overcome challenges, primarily the high costs of production and energy, by using renewable energy and improving energy, water, and waste management efficiency.

Jordan has adopted green economy principles, and seeks to follow them to meet energy and water challenges at the national level, the ACI said.

The Kingdom’s Economic Modernization Vision, which was launched in the summer, features a sustainability axis, and aims to raise Jordan’s ranking in the global environmental performance index to the top 20 percent and its Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index ranking to the top 40 percent, according to the statement.

Furthermore, a joint-stock company composed of 84 shareholders from industrial firms was established last year to launch a project to generate solar energy on the basis of transit power transmission.

The chamber expressed hopes that the activities and outcomes of the “CLUSTER 4 GREEN” project would contribute to implementing the EMV and goals set for the transition towards a green economy.

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