On March 29, 2018, the Italian Ministry for Environment and the Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEF) - established within the Jordan Ministry for Energy and Mine Resources - have undersigned a Technical Agreement for the cooperation in the sector of sustainable development.
The Italian Ministry for Environment will co-finance the activities approved under the Work Plan to be adopted in the upcoming months by the Joint Committee. The amount of the financial contribution will be decided at a later stage.
Medium term Work Plan approved on 26 June 2018, focuses in particular on four aspects:
• Promotion and development of initiatives in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency to achieve the goal set by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the National Voluntary Contribution for the reduction of greenhouse gases (NDC): activities will mainly focus on industrial sectors , tourism, domestic and public construction (schools and hospitals).
• Support to the JREEEF to increase its ability to manage financial and commercial aspects related to the environmental economy and its skills in project implementation and international networking, this support will also be provided through the exchange and transfer of knowledge and skills.
• Raising awareness on the issues of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
• Promotion, also thanks to the enhancement of the Italian experience, of new technologies capable of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and favoring adaptation processes.
Installation of Solar PV Systems for Municipalities in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The project involves the installation of photovoltaic systems in the public buildings of the Jordanian municipalities.