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KINGSTON — The Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Programme has received an additional $103 million in the 2011/12 estimates, now before the House of Representatives.
The programme seeks to increase resilience and reduce risks associated with natural hazards in vulnerable areas, as an adaptive measure to climate change, contributing to sustainable development in Jamaica.
It also... read more

Publishing Date: 21/04/2011

Jamaica, based on its geographic location, topography and geology has experienced many natural hazards that oblige the government to generate new strategies to  prevent those events from becoming major disasters.

Recently, to better manage the physical and human environment at the local/national level before (planning, mitigation,... read more

Publishing Date: 21/08/2009

Advisory Support

Due to its geographic location in the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica is particularly susceptible to multiple hazards such as floods, storm surges, earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis. This has encouraged the country to adopt the “Vision 2030 Jamaica” which clearly indicates Jamaica’s desire to become more risk-resilient. It is along these lines that the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) requested a UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to support the initiation of a programme of action for the use of space-based information.

Mission dates: 02/12/2009 to 04/12/2009
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