Jamaica

  • Income group: upper middle income
  • National biodiversity index: 0.665
  • CO2 emissions (kilotons): 7,422
  • Population: 2,709,300
  • NDC submitted by nation
  • Some detail in adaptation plan
  • Medium-low climate risk

Papers based on country

    Stated Vulnerabilites

  • Agriculture / livestock
  • Water
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Biodiversity / ecosystems
  • Fisheries
  • Transport / infrastructure
  • Forestry
  • Energy
  • Tourism
  • Settlements in general
  • Education
  • Adaptation Outcomes
    • Increase resilience / reduce risk
    • Protect against extreme events / disasters
    • Food security
    • Water security
    • Human well-being / health
    • Economy
  • Broad type of indirect action
    • Investment in climate change research / monitoring
    • Institutional capacity building
    • Community capacity building
    • Raising public awareness
 

Planned Nature-based Action in Adaptation Plan

The country has also prepared, in collaboration with other regional governments and the UNEP, a proposal to support the implementation of an Urban Ecosystem-Based Adaptation project in the capital city of Kingston. This Project will increase the resilience of Kingston using ecosystem based approaches.