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2021
This country profile for Jamaica provides a summary of available evidence on climate hazards, health vulnerabilities, health impacts and progress to date in health sector efforts to realize a climate-resilient health system.
World Health Organization Pan American Health Organization United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
A satellite photo showing Hurricane Maria approaching the Caribbean islands
For Caribbean countries like Jamaica, it’s important to be financially prepared before hurricanes strike. Pre-arranged financing cannot stop them from wreaking havoc, but it can help a country provide immediate support to the poor and vulnerable.
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How the catastrophe bond market is supporting financial resilience in Jamaica
Jamaica Observer, the
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2021
This document outlines the risks faced by Jamaica and the relevant policies, initiatives, and institutions for managing risk and supporting anticipatory action (AA), social protection, and insurance risk mechanisms.
Risk-informed Early Action Partnership
A pair of grain silos
In Jamaica, maize is an essential part of diets, and while some of the grain is grown locally, the vast majority comes from the US. How will this deep dependency on US maize affect both the economy and food security for Jamaica in a changing climate?
Stockholm Environment Institute
El evento, que debió celebrarse en la isla caribeña en junio de 2020 pero que se pospuso debido a la pandemia de la COVID-19, reunirá durante cuatro días a unos 3000 representantes de diversos sectores.
United Nations News Centre
Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness
“In hosting what is now a virtual gathering we are already demonstrating the indispensable qualities of partnership and determination as we live through the most pressing disaster of our times,” Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness said in a video address to the opening ceremony of the Vll Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
jamaica MCR2030
With the adherence of all municipal corporations to MCR2030, Jamaica shows its commitment to achieving a sustainable and resilient future.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Americas RP Youth Forum
The Youth Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction - The Americas and the Caribbean was an opportunity for some of the region’s 106 million young people to share priorities, concerns and make proposals over four hours of presentations, plenary sessions and panels. The online gathering was held a week before representatives of governments and civil society meet, again virtually, for the VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Youth Forum on October 26
The forum is a preparatory event for the VII Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean from November 1 to 4 and was introduced by the Government of Jamaica as the host of the platform.
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