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Priority Actions

2012 - 2020

Improve public awareness
2012 - 2020 $15,000
2020 $10,000 3.1) Conduct public awareness campaigns on PoWPA
2013 $5,000 3.2) Conduct public awareness on values of PAs
Improve PAs management Effectiveness
2012 - 2020 $1,630,000
2015 $100,000 1.1) Update and complete Gap Assessment of PAs
2014 $10,000 1.2) Assessment of PAs integration
2016 $300,000 1.3) Prepare and update management plans of PAs
2014 $20,000 1.4) Continue assessing threats and opportunities for restoration
2015 $10,000 1.5) Conduct and update management effectiveness Assessment every five years
2020 $1,000,000 1.6) Continue research programs on PAs
2014 $10,000 1.7) Continue Assessing and introducing technologies
2020 $10,000 1.8) Develop mechanisms for documenting lessons learnt
2014 $150,000 1.9) Conduct studies on climate change and incorporate with PAs
2013 $20,000 1.10) Establish an M&E system for PAs
Improve policy environment for establishment and managing the PAs
2012 - 2020 $90,000
2016 $30,000 2.1) Assess the policy environment for establishing and managing protected areas
2016 $10,000 2.2) Hold national workshops to discuss outputs
2016 $25,000 2.3) Conduct an assessment on values of PAs
2013 $10,000 2.4) Assess MPA establishment
2014 $15,000 2.5) Conduct a study on sustainable financing of PAs

GEF Projects

Jordan is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 7 countries : Afghanistan, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Syria, and Yemen
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
MENA - Desert Ecosystems and Livelihoods Program MENA-DELP) Multi Focal Area 2011-11-09 Council Approved 21,200,928 USD 226,200,000 USD
MENARID Integrated Nature Resources Management in the Middle East and North Africa Region (PROGRAM) Multi Focal Area 2008-04-24 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0 USD
Regional Coordination on Improved Water Resources Management and Capacity Building Horizontal Adaptable Programmatic Programme (H-APL)(TA) International Waters 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 5,644,545 USD 82,035,000 USD
Regional Technical Assistance and Capacity Building for the Promotion of Treated Wastewater Reuse in the Mediterranean /MENA Countries International Waters 2010-06-08 Council Approved 4,545,455 USD 6,800,000 USD
MENARID Cross Cutting M & E Functions and Knowledge Management for INRM within the MENARID Programme Framework Land Degradation 2008-05-05 PPG Approved 727,270 USD 1,600,000 USD
Building Partnerships to Assist Developing Countries to Reduce the Transfer of Harmful Aquatic Organisms in Ships' Ballast Water (GloBallast Partnerships) International Waters 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 6,387,840 USD 17,701,939 USD
Mainstreaming Conservation of Migratory Soaring Birds into Key Productive Sectors along the Rift Valley/Red Sea Flyway (Tranches 1 and 2) Biodiversity 2005-11-10 Under Implementation 10,243,243 USD 15,596,732 USD
Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme(SAP) for the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden International Waters 1997-11-01 2005-06-30 Project Closure 19,340,000 USD 25,650,000 USD
Biodiversity Country Studies - Phase I Biodiversity 1992-03-01 1995-02-01 Project Closure 5,000,000 USD 801,000 USD
Implementation of Phase I of a Comprehensive PCB Management System POPs 2009-10-02 CEO Approved 1,000,000 USD 1,860,000 USD
Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation in Tourism Sector Development in Jordan Biodiversity 2011-11-09 Council Approved 2,800,000 USD 8,710,000 USD
MENARID Mainstreaming Sustainable Land and Water Management Practices Multi Focal Area 2008-04-24 IA Approved 6,795,000 USD 23,139,000 USD
Promotion of a Wind Power Market Climate Change 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 6,350,000 USD 82,600,000 USD
Climate Change Enabling Activity (Additional Financing for Capacity Building in Priority Areas Climate Change 2002-01-03 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0
Assessment of Capacity Building Needs and Country/Authority Specific Priorities in Biodiversity (Additional Financing) Biodiversity 2001-10-24 IA Approved 87,500 USD 40,000 USD
Conservation of Medicinal and Herbal Plants Biodiversity 2002-10-15 2010-06-16 Project Completion 5,350,000 USD 7,500,000 USD
Reduction of Methane Emissions and Utilization of Municipal Waste for Energy in Amman Climate Change 1996-04-01 2007-03-27 Project Completion 2,736,000 USD 2,820,000 USD
Final Consolidation and Conservation of Azraq Wetlands and Dana Wildlands by RSCN to Address New Pressures Biodiversity 1996-08-01 IA Approved 1,949,000 USD 1,350,000 USD
IFAD MSP 2009-09-18 1,080,000 USD 3,100,000 USD
Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Study Program International Waters 2008-11-13 Cancelled 3,500,000 USD 11,500,000 USD
Demonstration of Sustainable Alternatives to DDT and Strengthening of National Vector Control Capabilities in Middle East and North Africa POPs 2007-06-14 Under Implementation 5,563,114 USD 8,416,402 USD
Piloting Climate Change Adaptation to Protect Human Health Climate Change 2009-06-24 CEO Endorsed 4,969,685 USD 16,300,000 USD
Clearing House Mechanism Enabling Activity Biodiversity 1998-07-01 CEO Approved 12,500 USD 0
Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Strategic Ecosystem Management International Waters 2010-06-08 Council Approved 3,100,000 USD 35,000,000 USD
Promotion of Strategies to Reduce Unintentional Production of POPs in the PERSGA Coastal Zone POPs 2008-10-07 2011-10-31 Under Implementation 1,000,000 USD 2,030,000 USD
Assessment of Soil Organic Carbon Stocks and Change at National Scales Multi Focal Area 2001-12-19 2006-03-08 Project Closure 978,000 USD 1,024,000 USD
Conservation and Sustainable Use of Dryland Agro-Biodiversity of the Fertile Crescent Biodiversity 1997-11-01 2005-06-30 Project Completion 8,232,000 USD 10,293,000 USD
Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (BSAP) and Report to the CBD Biodiversity 1997-05-01 IA Approved 350,000 USD 0
Promoting Best Practices for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity of Global Significance in Arid and Semi-arid Zones Biodiversity 1999-08-11 2002-12-31 Project Closure 750,000 USD 150,000 USD
TT-Pilot (GEF-4) DHRS: Irrigation Technology Pilot Project to face Climate Change Impact Climate Change 2009-11-12 CEO Endorsed 2,150,000 USD 6,000,000 USD
Mainstreaming Marine Biodiversity Conservation into Coastal Management in the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Biodiversity 2009-01-16 CEO Approved 1,005,000 USD 7,300,000 USD
Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change Climate Change 1997-12-15 CEO Approved 87,500 USD 20,000 USD
Energy Efficiency Investment Support Framework Climate Change 2008-03-10 2011-07-01 Under Implementation 1,000,000 USD 44,300,000 USD
Developing Policy Relevant Capacity for Implementation of the Global Environmental Conventions in Jordan Multi Focal Area 2008-08-14 Under Implementation 500,000 USD 500,000 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) Environmental Management Multi Focal Area 2003-05-21 IA Approved 200,000 USD 25,000 USD
Enabling activities for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs): National Implementation Plan for Jordan. POPs 2002-06-13 2005-12-31 Project Closure 459,000 USD 77,500 USD
Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in Dibeen Nature Reserve Biodiversity 2002-07-16 2009-12-01 Project Completion 1,000,000 USD 1,020,000 USD
Integrated Ecosystem and Natural Resource Management in the Jordan Rift Valley Biodiversity 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 6,500,000 USD 6,100,000 USD
Conservation of the Dana and Azraq Protected Areas Biodiversity 1992-05-01 IA Approved 6,300,000 USD 459,170 USD
Building Capacity for GHG Inventory and Action Plans in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Response to UNFCCC Communications Obligations Climate Change 1995-02-01 IA Approved 242,000 USD 0
Gulf of Aqaba Environmental Action Plan International Waters 1995-10-01 2002-06-30 Project Closure 2,995,000 USD 9,972,500 USD

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  • United Nations Environment Programme