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News for Jamaica

Jamaicans Urged To Take Steps To Mitigate Climate Change

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, is urging Jamaicans to take proactive steps to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change. These include practising proper disposal of garbage, carpooling to reduce the carbon footprint, and conserving...

Earth Today | New Coastal Management Guidelines Near Completion

Jamaica is shortly to have the benefit of a comprehensive set of guidelines for coastal management and beach restoration, as it faces down a changing climate that puts at risk coastal resources on which it is hugely dependent. But whether the island will gain the full...

$2 Billion Allocated For Climate Resilience Project

Some US$17.5 million (J$2 billion) has been allocated to the Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism (AP&FM) project, one of five projects falling under the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) in Jamaica. Funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the project represents the kind of partnership...