Introduction

Interests in ESIA in Jordan gained momentum when the county participated in the 1992 'Earth Summit' in Rio de Janero. In 1995, ESIA was first mentioned in environmental legislation in Jordan. Dedicated regulations for ESIA followed in 2005. The Ministry of the Environment annually processes hundreds of applications for environmental approval, of which 30-50 go through the comprehensive EIA process. 

SEA has not yet been embedded into the regulatory framework. But since the late 2000s a number of SEAs has been carried out, and investment made into SEA awareness and capacity. 


News

MoU with Jordan Ministry of Environment in preparation

Webpages | 11-10-2021

MoU with Jordan Ministry of Environment in preparation

After almost two years working online due to Covid-related travel restrictions, we visited Jordan in September to ouch base with key partners.

SEA regulation on its way - Jordan

Webpages | 23-03-2021

SEA regulation on its way - Jordan

In a series of online worksessions, the NCEA reflected with Ministry staff on what SEA is, and what SEA experience already exists in Jordan. We then…

Webinar series Jordan ESIA & hazardous substances

Webpages | 07-01-2021

Webinar series Jordan ESIA & hazardous substances

The Jordan Ministry for Environment and the NCEA jointly organised a series of webinars on dealing with the risks of hazardous substances within ESIA.

What are the strengths and challenges of the ESIA system in Jordan?

Webpages | 18-11-2019

What are the strengths and challenges of the ESIA system in Jordan?

In three days, a varied group of stakeholders in the ESIA process discussed the strengths and challenges of their regulation and practice.

Renewed effort to introduce SEA in Jordan?

Webpages | 22-07-2019

Renewed effort to introduce SEA in Jordan?

After some experiences in the late 2000s, there now seems to be renewed interest in application of SEA...

SEA for transboundary water issues in the middle east?

Webpages | 03-12-2018

SEA for transboundary water issues in the middle east?

Dublin, 27-29 November - How to deal with transboundary water governance? The Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC) organised a technical…