The first draft of the National Cooling Strategy (NCS) in Jordan was shared with key stakeholders during a hybrid meeting held in Amman on 20 June 2023. The meeting, organized by the Cool Up programme together with the Jordanian Ministry of Environment, aimed to present the first draft of the NCS to participating key stakeholders from public, industry and finance sector and collect feedback for the final version.
Eng. Walid Shahin, Acting Director of the National Energy Research Center at the Royal Scientific Society, Engineer Heba Zraygat, Head of the Project Management Department at the Ministry of Environment, and Katja Dinges, Director from Guidehouse, delivered welcoming remarks, emphasizing the significance of stakeholder involvement in shaping the NCS. Participants representing the public, industry, and finance sectors actively engaged in discussions, providing valuable insights and suggestions.
Jordan’s National Cooling Strategy was launched on March 20th with the Jordanian Ministry of Environment and the support of the Cool Up programme. It aims to address the cooling needs of the country in a sustainable and efficient manner.
During the hybrid meeting, the working group shared the first draft of the NCS, which outlines a roadmap for optimizing cooling technologies, reducing energy consumption, and minimizing environmental impacts. The input received from stakeholders will be carefully considered to refine and strengthen the strategy further.
The discussions will feed into the forthcoming National Cooling Action Plan, which will outline specific measures and implementation timelines. This plan is expected to provide a clear framework for achieving the goals set forth in the NCS.
As the process continues, the Ministry of Environment and the Royal Scientific Society remain dedicated to fostering collaboration and incorporating valuable feedback to ensure the successful implementation of the National Cooling Strategy and its subsequent action plan.