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Uncut conversations on gender and climate change

  Fruitful conversations regarding implementation of the Gender Action Plan on Climate change. Gender equality advocates and champions for climate action had candid discussion on moving forward. An initial engagement with women involved in both areas was held on October 17 as a first step to wider gender engagement including a gender and climate change workshop on October 18 in… Read more

Climate change and water adaptation at the CWWA

The Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism has teamed up with JN Small Business and JN Foundation to talk about climate change, water adaptation and financing at the Caribbean Water and Waste Water (CWWA) Regional Conference starting Monday, October 8 in Montego Bay. Here is our booth all prepped and ready for the opening ceremony this evening at 4:30 pm and… Read more

Progress On National Spatial Plan

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20180906/earth-today-progress-national-spatial-plan Contributed Ryan Wallace, Spatial/GIS planner at the Manchester Parish Council, asks a question while his colleague from NEPA looks on, during the recent workshop. THE development of Jamaica’s National Spatial Plan (NSP) has been progressing with a series of consultative workshops, including one held on Monday in Kingston. Four others were held in June – two in Kingston, one… Read more

Met Service Gets Improved Forecasting Abilities

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20180830/earth-today-met-service-gets-improved-forecasting-abilities Jamaica is now better positioned to keep an eye on the changing climate, thanks to the addition of 35 new automatic weather stations to the Meteorological Service’s network. Used to record temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, atmospheric temperature and precipitation, the stations are an improved version of the older ones and should enhance the Met Service’s forecasting ability…. Read more

Personnel being trained in collecting weather and climate data

    Pic 1: Christena McCarthy (l), Project Assistant for the ICDIMP, observes as Andrew Hanchard (r), Meteorological Technician at the MSJ, explains the components of an automatic weather station to Cecelia Campbell (2nd left) and Stephen Sharpe (2nd right), participants at the first training session for voluntary observers and weather station partners. Pic 2: Participants observe as Andrew Hanchard… Read more

Kingston hosting regional climate resilience workshop

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/kingston-hosting-regional-climate-resilience-workshop_139506   Kingston hosting regional climate resilience workshop Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw (second right) peruses a publication on crop modelling during Monday’s launch of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) Advanced Training Workshop on Crop Modelling at the Department of Physics, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, St Andrew…. Read more

Global Expert In Crop Modelling For UWI Summer Programme

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20180718/global-expert-crop-modelling-uwi-summer-programme   Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM Professor Gerrit Hoogenboom Professor Gerrit Hoogen-boom, pre-eminent scholar from the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, University of Florida, and Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, will be a special lecturer in an advanced crop modelling training which takes place July 23-27 at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona…. Read more