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  • The Government has allocated $35.5 million towards the Third National Communication and Biennial Update Report to the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC).
  • Achievements include completion of Jamaica’s national Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory for 2006 -2012 for sectors of Energy, Agriculture, Industrial Processes, Waste, Land Use Change and Forestry...
  • The project is funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The Government has allocated $35.5 million towards the Third National Communication and Biennial Update Report to the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC).

This is contained in the 2016/17 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.

The funding is to assist the preparation of the Third National Communication (TNC) and First Biennial Update Report (BUR) for the implementation of the obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Anticipated targets for the fiscal year include: the procurement of database hardware and software; installation of a Green House Gas Inventory Database; the procurement of a mitigation expert to conduct abatement assessments exercises; and the participation by a Jamaican delegation in the Convention of Parties 22nd conference.

Achievements include completion of Jamaica’s national Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory for 2006 -2012 for sectors of Energy, Agriculture, Industrial Processes, Waste, Land Use Change and Forestry; chapter on national circumstances, constraints and gaps in the preparation of the Third National Communication and Biennial Update Report completed; vulnerability and adaptation assessments for five sectors completed – Human Health, Agriculture, Water  Resources, Coastal Resources, including human settlements, and Tourism – and the preparation of climate scenarios; and members of the Jamaican Delegation attended the 21st Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC.

The project is funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).