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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

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

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

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