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National High Level Workshop for Supporting National Action and Planning on (SLCPs)

22/04/2019

The Ministry of Environment and UN Environment program West Asia office and Climate and Clean Air Coalition CCAC inaugurated on Thursday 18th April the National High Level Workshop for Supporting National Action and Planning on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants SNAP on (SLCPs) project, which was in Amman.

 The workshop was attended by representatives from UN Environment program West Asia office, Climate and Clean Air Coalition CCAC, Stockholm Environment Institute, government ministries, international organization, universities, non-governmental organization and privet sector,

The workshop was organized under Supporting National Action and Planning on Short Lived Climate Pollutants project SNAP on SLCPs at the Ministry of Environment in cooperation with the UN Environment program West Asia office and Climate and Clean Air Coalition CCAC.

The main objective of the workshop is to show the importance of the main outcomes of the project to promote SLCP mitigation and at integrating SLCPs mitigation into relevant national planning processes in Jordan in order to contribute towards rapid and large-scale implementation of activities to reduce SLCPs at the national level, including activities related to other CCAC initiatives.

Emissions associated with Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) are harming millions of people around the world through their direct and indirect impacts on human health, agriculture, ecosystems, and global and regional climate.

SLCP sources vary from country to country, ranging from black carbon and associated emissions from traditional brick production, inefficient cook stoves, and in the exhaust from diesel engines, to the leakage of methane from oil and natural gas production, and methane emissions from the decomposition of waste in landfills and agricultural practices. Compelling scientific evidence indicates that fast action to control SLCPs will have immediate and significant and multiple climate and air quality benefits for communities around the World. For example, global action on black carbon and methane can help slow down expected warming in 2050 by up to 0.5 degree Celsius and avoid about 2.4 million annual premature deaths and 52 million tons of annual crop loss by 2030.

The Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, partner of the CCAC since August 2012, has been selected by the SNAP initiative to be part of the Institutional Strengthening program and Jordan is implementing a  project aimed at strengthening the institutional capacity dedicated to promote SLCP mitigation and at integrating SLCPs mitigation into relevant national planning processes in Jordan in order to contribute towards rapid and large-scale implementation of activities to reduce SLCPs at the national level, including activities related to other CCAC initiatives.


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