The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Greater Amman Municipality to fund projects that aim to ensure the capital’s sustainable growth. Under the agreement, which was signed by Amman’s Mayor Yousef al Shawarbeh and EBRD Director for Municipal and Environmental Infrastructure Susan Goeransson, the EBRD will work with GAM to develop a Green City Action Plan (GCAP) and strategically address the city’s needs for sustainable growth.
“With financing from the EBRD and international donors, the GCAP aims to tackle the most pressing climate change and environmental challenges, including in solid waste management, water and wastewater, urban roads and lighting, urban transport and public building energy efficiency, in order to reduce local pollution, improve energy and resource efficiency and promote climate change adaptation,” the EBRD said in a statement.
The EBRD said the deal will complement the measures that Amman, a member of the C40 Climate Leadership Group, has already adopted to improve the city’s environment, fully aligned with Jordan’s National Green Growth Plan. The activities under the framework in Amman will be developed jointly with GAM and the Ministry of Environment.
The initiative is part of the EBRD’s Green Cities Framework that builds on its two decades of experience investing in municipal and environmental infrastructure. The Green City Framework has been introduced and implemented in Yerevan, Tbilisi and Tirana, and further Green City Action Plans are being launched in Minsk, Sofia, Chisinau, Belgrade, Batumi, Gyumri, and Zenica.