Jamaica

Latin America and the Caribbean

Jamaica is currently in the process of working on its TNA. It has completed its sectors and technology prioritization process and is currently working on its second reports (Barrier Analysis and Enabling Frameworks).

Jamaica is located in the Caribbean Sea, where it forms one of a group of small island developing states known as the Greater Antilles. As a small island developing state, Jamaica is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. These impacts have proved to be a major threat to Jamaicans and the country’s infrastructure. They also pose a major challenge to its economic growth, threatening climate-sensitive sectors such as tourism, agriculture, fisheries, forestry and water.

Jamaica’s vulnerability to climate change is likely to increase in the future in a number of ways. Based on recent projections made by the Climate Studies Group at the University of the West Indies, by the end of this century it will face a temperature increase of up to 4ᵒC and an increase in dry periods from 25%-30%. The number of storms is not expected to increase, but the storms themselves are projected to become more intense.

Jamaica’s TNA contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

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Key technologies prioritized for adaptation

  • Agriculture
    • Sprinkler and Drip irrigation systems
    • Rainwater harvesting systems
  • Coastal zone
    • Wetland restoration
    • Coral Reef Ecosystem Restoration
  • Water
    • Rainwater harvesting and restoring of Barbeque catchments
    • Creation and restoration of minor tank networks

Key technologies prioritized for mitigation

  • Energy
    • Reuse derived fuel production
  • Agriculture/Energy/Waste
    • Concentrating solar power
    • Aerobic Biological Treatment

Get in touch

Unamay Gordon

TNA coordinator