Jordan: EU steps up support for political and environmental reforms
The EU has adopted two cooperation programmes worth a total of €115 million to support Jordan in its political and environmental reforms. Specifically, the programmes will assist Jordan's National Solid Waste Management Strategy and the country's reform process towards the consolidation of deeper democracy.
The programme in support of the National Solid Waste Management Strategy (worth €100 million over 2016-2017) aims to improve health, quality of life and environmental conditions by developing environmentally and financially sustainable systems for solid waste management. Its purpose is to ensure an efficient, safe and sanitary disposal of municipal and solid waste, particularly in the context of the increased strain on waste facilities caused by the presence of a large number of refugees in Jordan.