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

Decreased/Less Frequent Precipitation

Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impact Areas

Agriculture

Livestock

Human Health

Water

Funding & Country Climate Context


USAID Climate Change Funding (2023)

Total

$25,214,000

Adaptation

$16,150,000

Clean Energy

$9,064,000

GAIN Vulnerability

Medium

Population (2023)

11.1 Million

GHG Emissions Growth

2.73%

% Forested Area

1.1%

Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

Climate Change Information

Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: Jordan

(GHG) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Jordan

Jordan Photo Gallery

Climate Change Risk Profile: Jordan
Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: Jordan

(GHG) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Jordan

Stories from the Area

In a significant move towards advancing Jordan's decarbonization initiatives, USAID's Energy Sector Support Activity created the Decarbonization Finance Directory.
Several solar panels in a row in a desert
Hundreds of sector practitioners participated in the UN-Habitat’s 5th Congress of the Global Water Operators Partnership Alliance (GWOPA).
Photo of several dozen attendees standing and chatting in lobby area
MENAdrought, a USAID-supported project, is turning the tide of climate change by creating more resilient communities that can stay one step ahead of the next drought.
A farmer in Morocco picks table grapes for export.