AMMAN — HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal, chairperson of the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD), on Monday attended a signing ceremony for a memorandum of cooperation between JOHUD and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on coordination on environmental conversation.
The memorandum aims to provide a general framework to enhance cooperation in action related to the conservation and protection of nature, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
The memo also aims to protect natural resources, including biodiversity in Jordan, covering topics related to nature, sustainability, waste management and pollution prevention, all of which fall within the programmes and activities of JOHUD.
During the ceremony held at The Queen Zain Al Sharaf Institute for Development, Princess Basma praised the efforts of UNEP to mitigate the impacts of climate change in the Kingdom and help official institutions implement their commitments under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
The princess said that the memo and its action plan highlight the programme’s commitment to working with all partners in the region to reach envisioned environmental preservation goals.
She also stressed JOHUD’s keenness to work with the programme and the relevant official institutions to implement all initiatives that can serve the environment, nature and sustainability.
In this regard, Princess Basma highlighted the importance of communication and coordination among governments, the private sector, academia, civil society institutions and individuals to help the environment.
UNEP Regional Director and Representative Sami Dimassi expressed the programme’s pride in its partnership with JOHUD in order to support the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
He also pointed to the programme’s keenness to prepare frameworks for cooperation and joint action for nature, sustainability, waste management, pollution reduction and encouraging stakeholders to limit the impacts of climate change.
Dimassi also praised Princess Basma’s efforts regarding her membership on the advisory council of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and her continuous support to the environmental agenda, mainly in preserving ecological systems and restoring them in a sustainable manner.