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In Jordan: Investment in environmental conservation could generate 50,000 jobs over a period of 10 years #greeneconomy

In Jordan: Investment in environmental conservation could generate 50,000 jobs over a period of 10 years #greeneconomy

INCREASING OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUILDING A GREEN ECONOMY The Government of Jordan is Setting Policies to help the Transition to a Green Economy Jordan Green Economy National Workshop Amman , Jordan 28 July 2011 Jordan is one of the smallest economies in the Middle East, with a total GDP of US$ 27.5 billion and a population of 6 million, of which 13.3 per cent live below the poverty line. Unlike other neighbouring Arab countries, it is a non-oil-producing country with limited natural resources and minerals. The country faces chronic unemployment, in addition to a growing budget deficit and inflation. Additionally, the nation is experiencing increased pressure on natural resources, widening income disparities and growing poverty mainly due to an increasing population. Access to freshwater represents the most pressing challenge - both in quantity and quality. This is followed by...

Full article: http://www.unep.org/greeneconomy/AdvisoryServices/GreenEc...

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