The Royal Scientific Society (RSS)/National Energy Research Centre (NERC) has held a policy dialogue event gathering key WEF Nexus stakeholders in Jordan.
Energy experts and representatives from Ajloun and Ma’an municipalities, the Ministry of Environment in addition to representatives from Environment and Energy programs of the European Commission have participated in the event. During the event, achievements of the first phase of Minaret have been illustrated with main focus on El Karak municipality. Then an overview of the Jordanian efforts in mitigating climate change impacts has been given.
The second part of the event included a series of interactive panel discussions tackling: opportunities and challenges facing municipalities in managing natural resources, adoption of the Nexus approach and governance on municipalities level, and the pathway towards Economic Development from circular economy perspective and municipal work under the framework of climate and sustainable development policies.
MINARET II initiative has started in January 2022 and is being implemented by the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) in Jordan, targeting municipalities in Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia. It consists of three phases: baseline assessment; developing a SECAP – Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan – supporting municipalities to develop financially viable project proposals and mobilizing investments.
MINARET II aims to improve people’s lives by helping municipal governments to secure the funds and develop the skills they need to deliver high-quality public services, in particular with regard to natural resources management.
MINARET II initiative is implemented in the context of the Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme, which is implemented by RSS on behalf of GIZ, and co-funded by the European Union (EU) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).