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Creative Jamaicans Encouraged To Enter Climate Change Logo Competition

Creative Jamaicans, aged 12 to 25 years of age, are being encouraged to submit entries for the Climate Change logo competition. The competition seeks to identify innovative ideas and visually brand the work of the Climate Change Division in the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, while encouraging…

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Stakeholders Receive Climate Change Audio-Visual Tool Kits

As part of efforts to educate the public about the impact of climate, the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment, and Climate Change, has handed over copies of its Climate Change Audio-Visual Tool Kit to several stakeholders. Among the recipients are the Jamaica Library Service; Ministry of Education; Combined Disabilities Association;…

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Government Pledges to Intensify Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Emissions

Governments across the globe have pledged to intensify their own domestic preparations for a new international agreement to be adopted in 2015 for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This was disclosed by Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, while reporting on some of the…

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Region Urged to Brace for Impact of Climate Change

With the region projected to suffer billions in losses over the next several years as a result of climate change, Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, says that Caribbean states must work together to boost technical expertise and infrastructure in order to address the effects…

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Implementers Pleased With Success of Climate Change Project

Implementers of the Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction project have hailed its success in strengthening Jamaica’s ability to withstand natural disasters in some of its most vulnerable areas. The project, funded by the European Union, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the Government, at a cost of…

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Data Being Collected Through RiVAMP to Mitigate Effects of Climate Change

Accurate collation of data on the impact of climate change on Jamaica’s environment is essential to efforts to mitigate the damaging effects of this phenomenon. Against this background, State agencies, such as the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), have been leading the thrust in this direction, with the implementation of…

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PIOJ at Halfway Point in Phase Two of Climate Change Project

The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is currently midway through implementing Phase II of a US$25 million Strategic Programme for Climate Resilience (SPCR). The programme, being implemented as a pilot (Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR), aims to boost government-led efforts to strengthen Jamaica’s ability to withstand the often damaging…

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98 Graduate from Climate Change Action Training Programme

Another 98 youngsters have graduated from the Climate Change Action Training (CCAT) Programme, which is aimed at developing dedicated youth advocates for action on climate change in their communities. Since its inception, the CCAT programme has reached over 300 Jamaican youth ages 14 to 28 primarily. The training equips young…

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Consultation to Prepare Jamaica for Climate Change Conference

The Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme, hosted a national consultation on Thursday, October 31, to prepare Jamaica for the 19th Conference of Parties, at the Alhambra Inn, in Kingston. The United Nations Climate Change Conferences are held annually and…

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