Programme to enhance climate change resilience gets $6.9m

Source(s): Jamaica Observer, the

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A programme to increase Jamaica’s resilience to climate change through enhancing adaptive capacity across priority sectors has been given a budgetary allocation of $6.9 million.

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Under Component One (mainstreaming climate change adaptation measures), the programme has attained the completion of crop resilience/sustainability modelling activities, the completion of the sediment budget monitoring programme in the Upper Rio Minho Watershed area, and the training of 30 government climate-change focal points in leading and coordinating the mainstreaming of climate change.

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Under Component Two (financing mechanisms), 290 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) have benefited from the Climate Change Adaptation Line of Credit (CCALoC) to support climate-smart business initiatives, and 127 non-governmental organisations (NGOs)/community-based organisations (CBOs) have benefited from grant funding through the Special Climate Change Adaptation Fund (SCCAF) to implement climate-smart activities.

Under Component Three (knowledge management), the PCR Jamaica webpage was developed, vulnerability assessment workshops were conducted in four communities in the Upper Rio Minho Sub Watershed Areas, and a communication strategy was developed.

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