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   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 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

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