Improving Climate Data and Information Management

Under the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR), the Government of Jamaica has received a grant of US $6.8 M from the Climate Investment Fund (CIF) through the World Bank (WB) to implement Investment Project 1, Improving Climate Data and Information Management Project (ICDIMP). The ICDIMP is one of a suite of projects giving effect to the goals and objectives of Jamaica’s Strategic Programme for Climate Resilience (SPCR) and geared towards the climate change adaptation imperative outlined in Vision 2030 Jamaica.

The project development objective is to improve the quality and use of climate related data and information for effective planning and action at local and national levels. In achieving this, the project aims to:

  • Strengthen Jamaica’s meteorological observation and data collection systems to enhance climate monitoring, weather forecasting and early warning systems;
  • Enable effective planning and design of adaptation initiatives, through access to climate change scenarios specific to Jamaica, including scenarios for priority sectors;
  • Use climate scenarios generated to assess the expected consequences of climate change for each priority sector and utilize assessments to develop sector-based methodologies for climate resilient planning and decision making;
  • Conduct detailed vulnerability assessment of the health sector to generate information needed to improve resilience of the health sector by climate proofing health care facilities;
  • Improve knowledge, attitudes and practice of the Jamaican public towards climate.

The ICDIMP will be implemented under three main components.