Spatial Planning Consultative workshops – Kingston

Efficient spatial planning is a critical avenue through which climate change adaptation can be facilitated. Public consultation on the development of a national spatial plan for Jamaica is now underway. The first workshop is in Kingston to be followed by another in Montego Bay (June 13) and Montego Bay (June 14). In the photo above, Ms. Francis Blair (left) from the National… Read more

Earth Today | Moneague College: Building A Sustainable Future Through Education

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20180510/earth-today-moneague-college-building-sustainable-future-through-education   published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM PreviousNext Contributed Pak choi from the greenhouse being collected by student at Moneague College. 1 2 ENVIRONMENTAL education, especially of the hands-on variety, is an essential tool for Jamaica’s sustainability. When the students are themselves training to be our nation’s educators, it has tremendous added value. The Environmental Foundation of… Read more

National Spatial Plan to be developed

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/National_Spatial_Plan_to_be_developed?profile=1228 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

St Catherine Farmer Working To Combat Climate Change

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20180313/growth-jobs-st-catherine-farmer-working-combat-climate-change#.WqreriwUKKA.email Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:10 AM PreviousNext Contributed Randy Finnikin had just started farming in Colbeck, Old Harbour, St Catherine in late 2016, when heavy rainfall caused streams feeding a nearby pond to overflow their banks and flood his farm. Subsequently, equally damaging flood incidents made him concerned about the predictions that the island will suffer from… Read more