The climate change analysis summarized in this annex aims to inform USAID/Jamaica's CDCS and ensure that the strategy is responsive to climate risks while strengthening Jamaica’s resilience and self-reliance.
There is great value in pushing for youth education in climate change action. Designing projects that focus on issues youth care about can lead to unexpected, positive outcomes. And engaging youth as active participants with the autonomy and agency to act can have lasting effects long after a development project ends.
These videos were produced by the Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS) project to highlight successes from across USAID/Jamaica’s rich and diverse portfolio of climate change mitigation and adaptation activities from 2012-2018.
As residents of an island nation, Jamaicans are all too aware of the risks, and realities, of climate change. More than half of the population lives within a mile of the coast; most of the those who live inland are dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods.
These infographics by the Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments project showcase high-level project successes from USAID/Jamaica’s rich and diverse portfolio of activities on climate resilience, advanced energy, and disaster risk reduction from 2012-2018.
At the September Adaptation Community Meeting, panelists from the Millennium Challenge Corporation and USAID and its implementing partners will discuss the infrastructure challenge at hand and propose practical solutions.
This document is the timeline for Jamaica, highlighting the interdependent nature of the building blocks and how USAID’s investments complement government efforts to achieve their own key policy milestones.
This profile provides an overview of climate risk issues in Jamaica, including how climate change will potentially impact five key sectors in the country: water resources, agriculture, human health, infrastructure and coastal ecosystems.