News | 14-09-2022 | 09:23
Amman – Tuesday 13 September 2022: Today, Tuesday, September 13th, the Ministry of the Environment (MoE) and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Commission (NCEA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of the Minister of the Environment Dr. Muawieh Radaideh and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands HE. From Holland to Jordan, Harry Verweij.
The signing of the MoU embodies the Ministry of Environment’s ambition to improve Jordan’s level of practice in the areas of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). EIA is a tool used to assess and consider the environmental and social impacts of infrastructure projects, enabling stakeholders and decision makers to assess the potential impacts of projects on the environment and people. It allows you to think as early as possible and avoid, reduce, or achieve your goals. offset their effects. Similarly, SEA is used to consider the environmental and social impacts of strategic plans, programs and policies.
In Jordan, EIA has been in place for over 20 years and there are clear indications that the use of EIA has led to better projects. Through this MoU, the NCEA will work directly with the Ministry of the Environment to expand EIAs, address more immediate pressing issues such as climate change, strengthen legislation, and exchange good practices on regulatory frameworks.
At the signing ceremony, Environment Minister Mouawiye Radadede announced this agreement between the two parties to enhance the sustainability of natural resources, harmonize comprehensive planning and development strategies, and achieve the pillars of economic sustainability. He stressed the importance of cooperation. modernization vision.
Harry Felwey, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Jordan, said in his welcome address: institution. It is very encouraging that Jordan, which is committed to a rapid transition to a green economy, will work closely with the NCEA to strengthen national capacity and strengthen legislation. “
The NCEA is an independent professional body that assists environmental and sectoral ministries to improve their environmental and social assessment practices. Using resources provided by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the NCEA is working with partners in various countries to strengthen his EIA and SEA practices, such as Jordan.
NCEA International Director Rob Verheem said: The NCEA is proud and honored to work with the Jordanian Ministry of Environment to realize the full potential of impact assessments to achieve this objective. “
The NCEA and the Ministry of Environment have been working closely together in Jordan since 2018 to advance and improve EIA practices.
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