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


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



Human Health


Funding and Key Indicators

USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)



GAIN Vulnerability


Population (2020)

10.8 Million

GHG Emissions Growth


% Forested Area


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.
Congratulations to the 13 winners of the 2020 Climatelinks Photo Contest!

This year’s theme, “Healthy Forests for a Healthy Future,” focuses on nature-based solutions to climate change such as active reforestation, plantations, agroforestry, and natural regeneration. The winning photos tell the stories of individual and community change agents for sustainable development, forest protection, and a climate-secure future.