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
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
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
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
The Climate Data Project has launched a public education campaign on climate change. Here we share excerpts from the launch of the slogan with you.
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
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
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
Members of the UWI Department of Geology and Geography in collaboration with the Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism having their second consultation meeting on sediment budgeting in the Upper Rio Minho Watershed, Clarendon.
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