Jordan's Second Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on the Climate Change (UNFCCC)

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January 2009
Country: 
Jordan
Document Type: 
Sector/Thematic Document
Government Entity: 
Jordan's Second National Communication (SNC)
Organisation: 
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Coverage Date: 
2009

The report Jordan's Second Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on the Climate Change (UNFCCC) reflects the most comprehensive outlook about climate change in Jordanian context, the efforts made by the country to address the climate change and its impacts. It provides an insight into Jordan's emissions, mitigation opportunities, and vulnerability and adaptative capacity to climate change. 

The report gives an overview of national circumstances, provides the greenhouse gas inventory, mitigation analysis for baseline and mitigation scenarios and assesses the adaptive capacity and vulnerability of different sectors to climate change. The GHG emissions and removals from the following sectors have been presented in the report: energy, industrial processes, agriculture, land use, land-use change and forestry, waste and solvents.

The mitigation analysis finds that the fuel switch, introduction of natural gas to the national energy system, investment on wind energy and focus on energy efficiency is required to reduce the emissions. The findings of the vulnerability assessment suggest that the agricultural and water sectors are the most vulnerable sectors to climate change. At the adaptation front, Jordan is expected to face a severe challenge in water scarcity as the already existing problem is expected to be magnified by the impacts of climate change.  

 

 

 

Language: 
English