National Spatial Plan to be developed

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/National_Spatial_Plan_to_be_developed?profile=1228 KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation has launched ‘The Process for the Development of the National Spatial Plan’ and signed a contract with Acclimatise Group Limited to draft its technical papers. The National Spatial Plan, which was conceptualised in 2009, will ensure the optimal use of the nation’s land and marine resources and… Read more

St Catherine Farmer Working To Combat Climate Change

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20180313/growth-jobs-st-catherine-farmer-working-combat-climate-change#.WqreriwUKKA.email Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:10 AM PreviousNext Contributed Randy Finnikin had just started farming in Colbeck, Old Harbour, St Catherine in late 2016, when heavy rainfall caused streams feeding a nearby pond to overflow their banks and flood his farm. Subsequently, equally damaging flood incidents made him concerned about the predictions that the island will suffer from… Read more

Drone used for aerial survey in the Rio Minho Watershed, Clarendon

    This is an aerial view of the community of Thompson Town in Clarendon taken by a drone. The drone will be used as a part of the data gathering for an aerial survey being done under the Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism (AP&FM) Project of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation. The information gathered will be… Read more

Students engage on climate adaptation and tourism

These students from St Jago High School stopped by the Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism booth to learn about climate change adaptation and its links to sustainable tourism. The event was the UN World Tourism  Global Conference on ‘Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism’, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James (November 27-30, 2017)

Monitoring of Jamaica’s Water Resources boosted through Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR)

The Water Resources Authority (WRA), the premiere entity for the management, protection and controlled allocation and use of Jamaica’s water resources, is reporting a significant improvement in its capacity to fulfil its mandate, thanks to assistance received as part of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR).   The WRA maintains a hydrological database and provides data, information and technical… Read more

Installation of real time automatic weather stations begin islandwide

Jamaica’s weather forecasting capacity will be boosted with the addition of 35 automatic weather stations to the Meteorological Service Division’s (MSJ) network across the island.  The weather stations, which will be outfitted with the capability to transmit real time data, are being acquired and installed as part of the Improving Climate Data and Information Management Project (ICDIMP) under the Pilot… Read more

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