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  1. Jul 6, 2018 · Below are some of the ways in which climate change has affected Jamaica: • More severe hurricanes • Increase in heavy rainfall • Longer periods of drought • Erosion of the shoreline. Some strategies that can assist in building resilience include: • Better management of water resources • Adopting sustainable farming practices

  2. Apr 28, 2022 · The panellists identified several critical hazards in Jamaica primarily impacted by climate change, with cyclones (hurricanes) naturally being at the top. However, they are also particularly...

  3. Aug 30, 2021 · KINGSTON, Aug 30 (IPS) - Even as COVID-19 walloped Jamaica’s economy last year, the government overhauled its energy emissions milestones to create what many described as a post-pandemic recovery package, based on stronger carbon targets for the farming and forestry sectors.

  4. Despite Jamaica’s low contributions to global greenhouse gas emissions, as a small island developing state, climate change poses a serious threat. Jamaica’s economy and the well-being of our people are highly dependent on vulnerable sectors such as tourism and agriculture. In addition to the economic

  5. In 2020, Jamaica became the first Caribbean country to submit a tougher climate action plan to the UN because the country was at risk from rising sea levels, drought and more intense hurricanes, its government said.

  6. Oct 27, 2020 · While island nations like Jamaica contribute a tiny fraction of the greenhouse gas emissions that are heating the planet, they are poised to suffer the worst consequences of the climate crisis.

  7. climatepromise.undp.org › where-we-work › jamaicaJamaica | Climate Promise

    Jamaica has updated its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target significantly from 7.8% to 25.4% unconditionally and from 10% to 28.5% conditionally compared to business as usual by 2030.

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