$6.8m for Jamaica to tackle climate change

Jamaica is to receive a $6.8 million (£4.3m) grant to improve the country’s response to climate change effects. It will use the cash provided by the World Bank to develop projects at local and national levels under its Strategic Programme for Climate Resilience (SPCR). It aims to support “fact finding, priority setting and action planning” by collecting and promoting […]

US to boost solar power in Jamaica

The US is suporting a 20MW Jamaican solar farm. The government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and energy investment firm WRB Enterprises are providing a $47 million (£30m) loan. It supports Jamaica’s aim to increase generation of secure, renewable energy as it currently produces\ more than 90% of its electricity from imported oil. It is […]

Seagrass restoration project in Jamaica completed

A US marine environmental firm has finished a seagrass restoration project in Jamaica. The project for Jamaica’s National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is part of a €4.3 million (£3.34 million) Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction initiative. This includes improving coastal ecosystems and reducing natural hazard risks from the island. According to NEPA, […]