Sustainability

Sustainable Jordan: the vision guiding future reality.

Jordan’s vision of the future includes concrete sustainability-focused efforts to reduce poverty and improve all sectors of society: primarily environmental, health care, human rights, inclusion, and most of all, education.

Evidence

Environmental

  • Jordan is ranked the second most attractive environment [A6] for renewable energy and energy efficiency (clean technology) in the region.(https://innovative.jo/energy/), EDAMA’s Clean Technology Sector Report 2016.
  • Since 2015, renewable energy’s contribution to the total energy mix has grown from 0%- 6%. [A7] (https://innovative.jo/energy/)
  • By 2025, renewable energy will constitute 15% of Jordan’s total energy production.(https://innovative.jo/energy/)
  • Jordan is located within the world’s solar belt; the country enjoys one of the highest global radiation values, with more than 300 sunny days a year.
  • Nearly 15 percent of all Jordanian households are equipped with solar water heating systems.
  • The government has implemented policies, laws, and programs to diversify the energy sources available.
  • Jordan has adopted and updated a set of relevant environmental policies over the past 15 years:
    • Jordan is ranked the second most attractive environment [A6] for renewable energy and energy efficiency (clean technology) in the region.(https://innovative.jo/energy/), EDAMA’s Clean Technology Sector Report 2016.
    • National Green Growth Plan for Jordan 2018-2022 (2017) [A8]
    • National Climate Change Policy and Sector Strategic Guidance Framework
    • Climate Change Adaptation and Low Emission Development Strategy
    • Jordan’s Water Strategy (2008-2022)
    • Climate Change Policy for a Resilient Water Sector
    • Jordan has signed the international climate treaties: the Paris Agreement and the Kyoto Protocol.
    • Jordan was the first developing country to submit its Initial National Communication (INC) to the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC, 1997)

Health Care

According to the World Bank, Jordan offers the best health care services in the Middle East.

  • Between 2012 and 2016, the Jordanian public health facilities assisted around 1.8 million Syrian refugees.
  • 125,000 Syrian refugee children have enrolled in Jordanian public schools.

Education

  • There are 10 public universities and 44 vocational training centers to unlock potentials.
  • Jordan launched EDRAAK, the first and leading Arab non-profit MOOC platform, to empower 10 million learners across the MENA region.
  • INJAZ – an independent non-profit Jordanian organization – aims to prepare youth to become productive members of society. Through its programs, INJAZ forges a link between the public, private, and civil sectors, bridging the skill gap between the educational system and the fast-changing demands of the labor market.

Human Rights

Jordan has made several steps to advance and overcome many issues regarding the rights of key members of society, namely workers’ rights, women’s rights, migrant workers’ rights, children’s rights, and the rights of refugees.

Women Inclusion

Jordan boasts a highly-educated female population with the potential to support and advance Jordan’s economic, social, and political status.

National Women’s Strategy (2020-2025): women [A9] free of all forms of violence and are equal partners in society and decision-making.

  • National Women’s Strategy (2020-2025): women [A9] free of all forms of violence and are equal partners in society and decision-making.
  • National WEEAP: increasing women’s economic participation from 14% to 25% until 2025 – Mashreq Gender Facility
  • Jordan ranked 138 in the Global Gender Gap Index in 2020 – an improvement of 2.41%.
  • Jordan 2025 Strategy aims to increase women economic participation from 15% to 24%[A10]
  • Companies with top female managers in Jordan correspond to 2.4%.
  • 19% of Jordanian firms have a female co-owner.

 

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