Climate Change Risk Management Talks Underway in Jamaica

Officials from the CARICOM Climate Change Centre (5Cs) are on a two day consultation visit (December 12-14) to Jamaica to help inform the development of a regional climate change risk ethic in decision making through the creation of a web-based risk management tool that is slated to be launched in April 2013.

The team includes Dr. Neville Trotz, science advisor and deputy director of the Centre and Joseph McGann, program manager, as well as John Firth and Olivia Pain from the UK-based consulting firm Acclimatise.

The group will meet with Jamaican government officials from several agencies and development partners. In a statement last evening, the Centre said Jamaica is one of three countries with comprehensive development plans that are involved in the consultation process—Jamaica’s Vision 2030, Barbados’ Green Economy Strategy and Suriname’s Green Vision.

The project is being undertaken through the Caribbean Risk Management Project, which is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN ).