National Spatial Plan to be developed 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

The State of Jamaica’s climate – full report

1. Rationale & Background 1.1. Jamaica Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean Sea with a total landmass of 10,991 square kilometres. The island is centred on latitude 18o15’ N and longitude 77o20’ W. It is approximately 145 kilometres south of the island of Cuba. Jamaica is elongated along west-northwest to east-northeast alignment, roughly 230 kilometres long and… Read more

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

Caribbean project to study impacts of climate change on fisheries

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

Climate Change Public Forums This Weekend at the Denbigh Show

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

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