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)

Kids no longer to be sent home from school because of lack of water – Thanks to climate change grants

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

Fifty one new grants awarded for climate change adaptation

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

Jamaica gets website for its Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience

  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