Raouf Dabbas

Raouf Dabbas

Raouf H. Dabbas is the Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Environment since 2007. Starting 2003 he was employed as the Environmental Advisor to the Prime- Minister responsible for following up issues related to the environment and representing Jordan during the High Level environmental meetings.

Mr. Dabbas has also been actively involved in environmental non-governmental organizations NGOs since 1994. He was a founding member in several NGOs and an active member in others. As the president of the NGO the Friends of Environment Society for 10 years he was an environmental lobbyist and activist, he participated in many international forums such as the FOA Summit in 2001 as the representative of West Asia NGOs and the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002 including many meetings he attended at the UN, UNEP and UNIDO Head Quarter offices.

During these and other international conferences and forums he was instrumental in promoting environmental grass root views and shedding light on the environmental dangers and challenges facing the developing countries. He is credited with starting the first Jordanian industrial network in 1999 called the Jordanian Network for Environmentally Friendly Industries. He was also instrumental in developing the Jordan Cleaner Production Program which is recognized by both UNEP and UNIDO and is now an active CP center in Jordan. Currently his responsibilities at the Ministry of Environment are focused on building the Ministry’s institutional capacities, promoting the development of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and assisting in the development of Cleaner Production Legislation and a member of the Advisory Committee on the Marrakech Process on Sustainable Consumption and Production.

Mr. Dabbas holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas State, USA. He is also interested in developing Green Business Councils for the major cities of Jordan, setting up an eco-labeling system and supporting and strengthening the private sector’s role in the CDM projects.