Jordan’s national action plan addresses key human activities, which having an impact on the Jordanian environment including marine and coastal areas and related transversal and crosscutting issues. It defines common objectives and identifies actions guiding the implementation of SCP at the national level. A High-level steering committee for Green Economy (GE) & SCP headed by the Minister of Environment was set up and a National Technical Committee was formed to be an executive arm for the High Committee.
The SCP-NAP was prepared in harmonization with the provisions of Jordan’s 2025 National Vision. The national strategy and action plan for mainstreaming Sustainable Consumption and Production into agriculture and food production, transport, and waste management sectors in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2016-2025) was launched in 2015 and considered as one of the key tools for Jordan National Green Growth Plan (NGGP) which was endorsed in 2017 by the cabinet.
Strategic objectives of the SCP-NAP
Priority areas for promoting SCP
The NAP was based on a shared national vision developed by the involved stakeholders and partners, which translated into strategic objectives and identified operational objectives and specific actions for each of the three priority areas.
Agriculture and Food Industry:
Develop the national policy and legal framework to promote sustainable agriculture and food production and consumption, with special focuses on organic agriculture and arid tolerant agriculture, engaging local communities and small-medium scale producers, distributors and retailers of sustainable agriculture and food products. Sensitize and educate food producers, retailers and consumers.
Develop the policy, legal and governance framework to promote sustainable production and consumption in the transport sector. Encourage the implementation of zero emission and low carbon transport policies and ensure that citizens are at the core of the transport policy. Facilitate active modes of mobility and establish innovation and knowledge bases for low-carbon zero emission transport alternatives.
Waste Management Sector:
Develop the policy framework and governance for enabling a SCP-based national integrated waste management and sustainable practices for waste collection and management.
provision of waste management services and encourage the Implementation of “waste as a resource” policies and practices. Establish innovation and knowledge for waste conversion alternatives.