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Jamaica

Official name: 

Jamaica

Region: 
UN group: 
Small island developing states
Country income: 
Upper-middle-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Non Annex 1 Party to the Convention

Jamaica (2012)

Energy profile
  • Suitable coastal infrastructure

    Type: 
    Product

    CEAC Solutions was conceptualised almost twenty years ago. Since then, over 40 people and several associates have joined the CEAC team. In 2015, CEAC Outsourcing was a game changer for the industry, more than doubling the workforce, and furthering the status as one of the region’s top engineering design firms. They are a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build and operate infrastructure assets for Government and Private Sector Clients.

  • The Role and Value of Local Knowledge in Jamaican Agriculture: Adaptation and Change in Small-Scale Farming

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday, January 7, 2007
    Objective: 

    Local knowledge has played an active role in the lives of rural communities in virtually every part of the world. In Jamaica, traditional cropping systems based on local informal knowledge have been practiced since the days of slavery and play a vital role in meeting food security. Yet, some negative attitudes remain about the legitimacy and relevance of small-scale farmers" local and traditional knowledge. This paper discusses some con-ceptual and empirical issues related to the application of local knowledge among small-

  • CTCN Regional Forum for the Caribbean

    Type: 
    Forum
    Date and time: 
    24 - 25 August 2017
    Country: 

    The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is organising the Regional Forum for the Caribbean Island Countries in collaboration with the Government of Jamaica,  SIDS DOCK Secretariat and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC/5Cs) on the 24-25 th of August in Kingston, Jamaica. The purpose of the regional meeting is to:

  • Jamaica Sustainable Energy Roadmap: Pathways to an A!ordable, Reliable, Low-Emission Electricity System

    Jamaica Sustainable Energy Roadmap: Pathways to an A!ordable, Reliable, Low-Emission Electricity System

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, October 1, 2013

    Based on analysis of Jamaica's investment environment, this roadmap suggests regulatory and institutional changes that will be necessary to attract new investments in clean energy solutions. It is intended to provide decision makers and key energy-sector stakeholders in Jamaica with the technical, socioeconomic, financial, and policy analysis needed to guide the country’s transition to a sustainable electricity system.

  • INDC of Jamaica

    Type: 
    National Plan
    Type of National plan: 
    Country: 

    Jamaica’s intended nationally determined contribution covers actions in the energy sector (IPCC source category 1) which will unconditionally mitigate the equivalent of 1.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year by 2030 versus the BAU scenario. This is a reduction of 7.8% of emissions versus BAU.Jamaica will conditionally increase its ambition to a reduction of GHG emissions of 10% below the BAU scenario, subject to the provision of international support.The INDC also includes a section on adaptation.

  • Jamaica Sustainable Energy Roadmap: Pathways to an A!ordable, Reliable, Low-Emission Electricity System

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Based on analysis of Jamaica's investment environment, this roadmap suggests regulatory and institutional changes that will be necessary to attract new investments in clean energy solutions. It is intended to provide decision makers and key energy-sector stakeholders in Jamaica with the technical, socioeconomic, financial, and policy analysis needed to guide the country’s transition to a sustainable electricity system.

  • Jamaica Climate Change KAP Study

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, January 1, 2005
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    The objective of this study was to assess the Jamaican population’s knowledge, attitude and behavioural practices with regards to climate change. This information will be used, as input for the drafting of a National Climate Change Public Education Outreach (PEO) strategy which in effect would assist in better preparing communities for the effects of climate changes. Findings of this study show, among other things, a general acknowledgement by the public of the link between the burning of fossil fuels and the greenhouse effect - except on the local level.

  • Jamaica’s initial climate change technology needs assessment

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 1, 2004
    Objective: 

    This initial technology needs assessment is part of the larger process involved in the preparation and compilation the national communication to the COP members under the UNFCCC. This assessment consisted of six related activities. The first activity is a preliminary overview of the sectors which are to be analysed. The second activity involves the identification of technology for criteria for investment. The third activity is the identification of priority sectors and key technologies, which will be based on the key criteria for the technology and the importance of the sector.

  • Development of a national water sector adaptation strategy to address climate change in Jamaica

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Objective: 

    A report on the formulation of Jamaica's National Adaptation Strategy using Precis, SDSM and GCM data as a basis for developing long-term strategies to cope with the impending changes in precipitation. In particular it focuses on the need to safeguard against less frequent, but more catastrophic events such as prolonged droughts, flash floods etc. It does this by means of an assessment of vulnerabilities and threats as well an institutional, policy and legislative review.

  • Development of a national water sector adaptation strategy to address climate change in Jamaica: strategy and plan of action

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    With regional models predicting the Western Caribbean to become drier and hotter in the coming decades, small islands such as Jamaica are pressed to formulate comprehensive water management plans. Presented here is plan of action that expands on an earlier report on the water sector adaptation development. It addresses the practical aspects of adaptation and presents data and recommendations based on studies conducted on the water sector.

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