At a Glance
Much of Jordan’s territory is inhospitable to human settlement, with nearly all of the country's population concentrated in the northwestern quadrant where rainfall is highest and water is most accessible. As one of the driest countries in the world, water scarcity is by far the greatest impediment to planned growth and development. Water scarcity is expected to be exacerbated by climate change, which has already decreased rainfall levels and increased temperatures. The energy sector was responsible for most GHG emissions, followed by waste, industrial processes, and agriculture sectors.
Climate Projections and Impacts
Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2017) for more information.