A young man in a black t-shirt follows a group of sheep over rocky terrain.

Jordan

At a Glance

Much of Jordan’s territory is inhospitable to human settlement, with nearly all of the country's population concentrated in the northwestern quadrant where rainfall is highest and water is most accessible. As one of the driest countries in the world, water scarcity is by far the greatest impediment to planned growth and development. Water scarcity is expected to be exacerbated by climate change, which has already decreased rainfall levels and increased temperatures. The energy sector was responsible for most GHG emissions, followed by waste, industrial processes, and agriculture sectors.

Climate Projections and Impacts

Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2017) for more information.

Climate Projections

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Increased Drought Frequency

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Decreased/Less Frequent Precipitation

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Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impact Areas

Agriculture

Livestock

Human Health

Water

Funding and Key Indicators


USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)

Total

N/A

GAIN Vulnerability

Medium

Population (2020)

10.8 Million

GHG Emissions Growth

2.73%

% Forested Area

1.1%

Climate Change Information

Jordan Photo Gallery

Stories from the Area

This blog series features interviews with the winners of the 2020 Climatelinks Photo Contest. This photo, submitted by Jordan’s Watershed and Development Initiative (WADI), is available on the Climatelinks Photo Gallery.