Jordanian official advocates renewable energy investment at EU-Jordan business forum

Archive photo of a Jordanian official speaking in favour of renewable energy investments at an EU-Jordan business forum

Engineer Amani Al-Azzam, Secretary General of the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, stressed the critical importance of investing in renewable energy during her presentation at the inaugural “EU-Jordan Business Forum 2024”. The forum, themed “Green Growth Sectors and Investment in Renewable Energy”, was convened to explore opportunities to increase European Union investment in Jordan and support green energy initiatives.


In her speech on behalf of Minister Dr. Saleh Al-Kharabsheh, Al-Azzam emphasized that renewable energy sources currently constitute about 30% of Jordan’s energy mix. She emphasized the need to use modern technologies to achieve cleaner energy production and reduce carbon dioxide emissions in line with global standards. The ministry, she emphasized, is steadfast in diversifying energy sources in order to increase sustainable development in various sectors.


Al-Azzam appreciated the significant support provided by the European Union to Jordan’s energy sector, highlighting the fruitful partnership aimed at promoting green energy initiatives. The Forum serves as a key platform to promote deeper cooperation between Jordan and the EU, promote bilateral investments and facilitate Jordan’s exports to EU markets.

The one-day forum, held on Tuesday, aimed to showcase investment opportunities in Jordan, align priorities between Jordan and the EU, and facilitate partnerships between policymakers, local companies, international investors, and advocacy organizations. It created a robust environment for discussions on strategic investments in green growth sectors, including renewable energy, which are key to Jordan’s sustainable development goals.

As Jordan continues to prioritize renewable energy investments and foster international partnerships, stakeholders remain optimistic about the potential for expanded Jordan-EU cooperation in the energy sector. The Forum concluded with a renewed commitment to sustainable development and a shared vision for a greener future.