Jordan: Adaptation to Climate Change to Sustain Jordan's MDG Achievements

Jordan made strategic advances towards the achievement of MDG targets, but its achievements are compromised by crippling water scarcity and aggravated by climate change, thus bringing about additional threats to health, food security, productivity, and human security.This programme will help Jordan address the above key strategic issues through achieving: 1) Sustained access to improved water supply sources despite increased water scarcity induced by climate change; and 2) Strengthened adaptive capacity for health protection and food security to climate change under water scarcity conditions.
Implementation period: February 2009 - February 2012 

The Outcomes and Outputs of this Joint Programme are:

Outcome 1: Sustained access to improved water supply sources despite increased water scarcity induced by climate change

  • Output 1.1.: Strengthened national drinking water quality management system at central and periphery level
  • Output 1.2: Sustainable and reliable supply of minimum water requirements for health protection 

Outcome 2: Strengthened adaptive capacity for health protection and food security to climate change under water scarcity conditions

  • Output 2.1.: Improved rural sector adaptive capacity for climate variability and change
  • Output 2.2.: Improved national institutional and community capacity in integrated water resources management.
  • Output 2.3.: Adaptation measures, by health sector and other sectors, to protect health from climate change are institutionalized
  • Output 2.4.: Adaptation capacity of Zarqa River Basin to climate change is piloted and strengthened

In this programme FAO is mainly involved in the implementation of Output 2.1.

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last updated:  Thursday, December 16, 2010