National stakeholders receive training on NDCs implementation

Participants in the workshop. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN  — The Royal Scientific Society (RSS) and the National Agriculture Research Center (NARC) held a three-day workshop to strengthen Jordanian national institutions’ capacities in climate change action and the delivery of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

An RSS statement Monday said the workshop was supported by the UN Environment Program (UNEP) and the UNEP Copenhagen Climate Center (UNEP CCC).

The workshop is the first in a series of meetings planned under the NDC Action Project, which aims to provide Jordan with technical assistance needed to prepare and implement an NDC consultation mechanism.

National Climate Change Focal Points from various national institutions attended the workshop to gain more knowledge about the NDC under the Paris Agreement and the key decisions of various Conferences of the Parties (COPs), as well as an overview of the Paris Agreement’s articles.

Over three days, the workshop focused on Jordan’s experience in NDC development and update, including the development of the baseline and mitigation scenarios, as well as the key sectors for mitigation in Jordan.

The adaptation component, the guiding principles and lessons learned from national adaptation projects in the agriculture and water sectors, as well as the prioritization and action plans, were also covered.

The final day focused on NDC costings and investment plans, with examples from the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), climate finance, and GGGI’s Readiness Program with the Green Climate Fund.

It also addressed the public and private financing provided by the Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund for climate-related energy projects.

The training was delivered by a group of experts from the RSS, the Ministry of Environment, NARC, the GAM, the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund as well as UNEP and “UNEP CCC” experts.

The workshop came to a close with a discussion of a draft mechanism for national consultation on the preparation and implementation of nationally determined contributions, as well as the roles and responsibilities of the relevant authorities.

RSS, in collaboration with GIZ, has worked to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Environment in the analysis of available mitigation scenarios and their inclusion in the Jordan NDCs Document.

Jordan announced plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors by 31 percent by 2030, according to a document submitted to the Secretariat of the Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2021.

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