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Jordan takes part in Paris ‘One Planet Summit’

By JT - Dec 13,2017 - Last updated at Dec 13,2017

AMMAN — Minister of Environment Yaseen Khayyat is heading the Jordanian delegation to the “One Planet Summit” in Paris where delegations from over 100 countries and representatives of international organisations in the environmental sector have convened, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Wednesday.

During the summit, participants will discuss ways to find the necessary sources of funding to accelerate the process of introducing eco-friendly economic and technological systems, and to renew the commitment of developed countries to meet their financial and technical obligations towards developing countries.

A statement by the Environment Ministry said that Jordan has adopted an integrated policy on climate change until 2020 which serves as a guide for the work of the National Climate Change Committee. The summit witnessed a number of initiatives including the World Bank’s pledge to stop funding oil and gas exploration projects by 2019, and the announcement of a 12 billion euro allocation to support green investment by 2020.

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