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    • A sum of $703.7 million has been budgeted for 2019/2020 to increase Jamaica’s resilience to climate change, through enhancing adaptive capacity across priority sectors.
    • Details of the project are outlined in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure tabled recently in the House of Representatives by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke.
    • The money will be used to begin adaptation measures in the Upper Rio Minho Sub Watershed to include an agro forestry programme, grass nursery establishment, community reforestation programme, and conduct testing of climate-resilient crop varieties.

    A sum of $703.7 million has been budgeted for 2019/2020 to increase Jamaica’s resilience to climate change, through enhancing adaptive capacity across priority sectors.

    Details of the project are outlined in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure tabled recently in the House of Representatives by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke.

    The money will be used to begin adaptation measures in the Upper Rio Minho Sub Watershed to include an agro forestry programme, grass nursery establishment, community reforestation programme, and conduct testing of climate-resilient crop varieties.

    It will also be used to establish a post-harvest storage and processing facility; conduct climate change awareness seminars/training, and continue implementation of climate change public awareness.

    Also, check dams, rainwater harvesting systems, operating aquaponic systems and green/shade houses will be established.

    The money will also be used to facilitate the operation, administration and promotion of Adaptation Line of Credit and Special Climate Change Adaptation Fund.

    The project, entitled, ‘Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience II-Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism’, is being funded by the Government and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

    It is slated to end in March 2020 and is being implemented by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation.