The Jordan Society for Sustainable Development (JSSD) – About Us

Background and Mission:

The Jordan Society for Sustainable Development (JSSD) is an environmental non-governmental organization established in Amman, Jordan, in 1997. Under the guidance of HRH Prince Firas ben Raad, founder and president of JSSD, the organization is dedicated to promoting the principles and policies of sustainable development in Jordan.

JSSD has adopted the U.N. definition of sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Through ongoing research, public awareness campaigns, international, and public policy recommendations, JSSD hopes to foster a thoughtful approach to ensuring Jordan’s socioeconomic development within a framework of protecting its rich natural, cultural, and economic resources for future generations.

Objectives:

1) Conduct research to further refine the principles of sustainable development and their specific application to Jordan and the surrounding region;
2) Establish and maintain a database to assist local efforts for sustainable development
3) Coordinate with international organizations to keep informed about developing sustainability techniques, increase the visibility of the challenges Jordan faces and ensure comprehensive solutions, and participate within the global community to share information, resources, and benefits

4) Conduct awareness campaigns to educate the public schools, communities, businesses regarding the principles and benefits of sustainable development
5) Establish a dialog with local governments to elicit their participation, support and implementation of policies that respect both the need for socioeconomic growth and the principles of sustainable development .

This piece is taken from the website of the Jordan Society for Sustainable Development.

See on-line at: http://www.jssd-jo.org/aboutus.html

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