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)
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
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
The internationally implemented Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR), a US$1.2billion funding window of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) for climate adaptation and resilience building, has recently activated a website – www.ppcrja.org.jm – which highlights the work of its five projects active in Jamaica. “The Jamaica PPCR website creates a space for all 5 projects being implemented nationally to… Read more
Get and plant your tree – each tree planted absorbs carbons from the atmosphere and helps to combat climate change. Build Jamaica’s resilience to climate change and plant a tree.
Data to be generated to help Caribbean fisherfolk Fisheries managers in the Caribbean are pinning their hopes on the Climate Investment Fund’s Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), Caribbean Regional Track, to generate the data the lack of which has posed major obstacles to effective planning and management of fisheries in a region hit hard by climate change. Read more… Read more
Who said climate change isn’t real? Jamaicans are staggering under the weight of the blistering summer heat. Yesterday (August 3) was the hottest day of the year, according to the Meteorological Service: 36.9º C at the Norman Manley International Airport. In fact, this was the highest recorded temperature since 1993. Well, we have to keep informing and educating people about… Read more