Representatives meet to examine Jordan's Paris Agreement progress

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Representatives from national and international organizations meet to discuss Jordan’s progress towards the Paris Agreement on Sunday. (Photo: Petra)
Amman — Representatives from national institutions and international organizations met on Saturday for a workshop discussing the Kingdom’s progress towards transitioning to a low-carbon economy and reducing greenhouse emissions. اضافة اعلان

The discussions were part of a Ministry of Environment follow-up plan to ensure Jordan meets it Nationally Determined Contributions (NCDs) set out in the Paris Agreement. The meeting focused on coordination and areas of mitigation and adaption, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

In a statement released by the ministry, the Minister of Environment Nabil Masarweh highlighted the need to take the workshop’s suggestions and turn them into actions, adding that the ministry will adopt the meeting’s outcomes once they are issued.

Under the NCDs, a set of goals has been set for the transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy by increasing the amount of renewable energy generated in Jordan. The Paris Agreement was signed by 196 parties in December of 2015, and it aims to keep global warming under the 2°C threshold many scientists say would be the tipping point for life on Earth, according to the UN’s website. 

The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Environment with support from the German Agency for International Cooperation and the Nationally-Determined Contributions Partnership, according to Petra.

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