Jamaica

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2022
This briefing note explores the strategy of Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in urban environments. It includes two case studies from Thailand and a project in Latin America and the Caribbean.
United Nations Environment Programme
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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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DRR Community in Jamaica

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Sendai Framework Focal Point

Sendai Focal PointOffice of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management

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National policies and plans

1997

The National Disaster Plan (1997) Revised is the latest revision of a draft plan that has been in existence since 1983. The format and content have been extensively modified to reflect up-to-date thinking and technologies relating to disaster management

Jamaica - government

Risk and governance profile(s)

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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
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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