What can this drone do? That was the question being answered as a team from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Project Executing Unit of the Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism (AP&FM) of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation and community members of the Upper Rio Minho Watershed looked on.
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
Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Oral Khan, addresses the grant signing of 51 new projects recently. To the left are Emma Lewis and Barrington Lewis of the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica. Kingston, Jamaica. October 30, 2017. Access to water has always been a challenge for students at the Mount Airy Primary and… Read more
Barrington Lewis, Executive Director, EFJ Kingston, Jamaica. October 20, 2017. Fifty one community and civil society organisations will be implementing projects to boost climate change adaptation in Jamaica after being awarded grants totalling J$228,000,000.00 under the Special Climate Change Adaptation Fund (SCCAF) – one of two funding mechanism under the Adaptation Programme and Finance Mechanism Project (AP&FM) of the… 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
Patrons visiting the 2017 Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show will get the chance to be sensitised about the impacts of climate change, its effects on particular sectors and options for adaptation through three public forums. The forums will be hosted by the Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation. They will be held within… Read more
The Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ) has awarded grants valued at close to J$49 million to 11 local entities among them community-based organisations such as the Rocky Point Development Council Benevolent Society to help them confront the challenges of climate change. The grants were made possible by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation and the Inter-American Development Bank,… Read more