A sustainable future for Jordan

A sustainable future for Jordan

On 19 October 2017, the West Asia – North Africa Institute (WANA) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) hosted a high-level panel discussion on Jordan’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The event was held under the patronage of HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal.


In his opening speech Richard Probst, Deputy Resident Director of FES in Amman, stressed that “the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has the transformative ambition and the potential to change our planet. Therefore, a public debate in Jordan about these goals is highly welcome. Since Energy, Water and Climate Change are cross-cutting issues that are fundamental to all of the Sustainable Development Goals and central to development, security, and poverty reduction in Jordan, this conference is of utmost importance.”

H.E. Ms Costanza Farina stressed that “nobody can achieve the SDGs alone. Our tendency is to work in our comfort zones, but in doing so, we end up working in silos. This tendency cannot be sustained. We need to work in solidarity.”

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A sustainable future for Jordan

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