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.
Webpages | 27-02-2023
Goodbye to Bobbi Schijf
It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude, that we say goodbye to Bobbi Schijf, who worked for more than 16 years for the NCEA.
Webpages | 19-09-2022
Introduction of SEA underway - Jordan
The introduction of SEA in Jordan is gaining momentum. The Ministry for Environment has established a Task Force on SEA, with representatives from…
Webpages | 13-09-2022
MoU with the Ministry of Environment - Jordan
The Minister of Environment, Mr Muawiya Radaideh and Mr Rob Verheem, director of the NCEA signed an MoU for cooperation in the field of ESIA and SEA.
Webpages | 02-08-2022
Annual report 2021 online!
Our Annual Report 2021 is now online! Scroll down the project highlights and facts & figures from the past year.
Webpages | 11-07-2022
Carbon calculations demystified - Jordan
Carbon calculations were demystified at a 2-day workshop in Amman.
Webpages | 01-04-2022
How to integrate climate in ESIA? Workshop in Jordan great succes.
How can ESIA processes help to come to climate smart decisions? In a workshop in Amman in March, about 30 practitioners explored good-practice lessons…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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...
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…