Jordan receives $25mln grant to enhance climate change adaptation
AMMAN — The Green Climate Fund (GCF) on Wednesday approved a $33.2 million project to build climate resilience in Jordan through better water management practices, according to a statement from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).
This is Jordan’s first GCF project and it comes at a crucial time, as climate change and growing water scarcity threaten the country’s food and water security.
The project will benefit 212 416 people (47 per cent of whom are women) in four target areas in the Dead Sea Basin — the Karak, Madaba, Tafilah and Maan governorates — which are particularly vulnerable to climate change and climate-induced water stress, the statement said.
Saturday 20 March 2021