Monthly Archives: April 2017

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Jamaican Scientist Makes IPCC Team

JAMAICA'S Professor Michael Taylor has made the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) team, tasked to deliver what is a vital report for the Caribbean and other small island developing states (SIDS), in the fight against global climate change. Taylor was invited to serve as one of three coordinating lead authors for the third chapter [...]

By | 2017-04-17T19:35:00+00:00 April 17th, 2017|

Jamaica Inks Global Climate Change Deal

JAMAICA HAS ratified the historic international climate change deal, dubbed the Paris Agreement, which was reached in France in 2015, following years of wrangling among countries over what its provisions should be. This, as the world looks to combat the changing climate that threatens, through sea level rise, extreme weather events, increasing temperatures and associated [...]

By | 2017-04-17T19:32:11+00:00 April 17th, 2017|

Sustainable Energy Relations A Goal For British MP – Butler Urges Stakeholders To Push Brand Jamaica

With the expected April 2019 departure of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union, British Member of Parliament (MP) Dawn Butler has said that the relationship among the UK, Jamaica, and the wider Commonwealth now has added importance, which should result in mutual energy benefits. The leader of a three-member delegation on a visit [...]

By | 2017-04-08T02:20:33+00:00 April 8th, 2017|

Jamaica Reduces Carbon Footprint, Touts Savings From Green Strategy

In this November 2, 2016 photo, Energy Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley (left) and Chairman of Wigton Windfarm Duane Smith examine solar panels installed at a lab on the wind farm complex in Manchester. Jamaica received special mention in a new global energy report for its renewables programme. The country saved around US$18 million (J$2.3 billion) [...]

By | 2017-04-04T01:05:00+00:00 April 4th, 2017|

New Coastal Management Guidelines Near Completion

McCaulay: Guidelines are usually of limited importance since they are non-binding and often ignored. Jamaica is shortly to have the benefit of a comprehensive set of guidelines for coastal management and beach restoration, as it faces down a changing climate that puts at risk coastal resources on which it is hugely dependent. But whether the [...]

By | 2017-04-04T01:05:33+00:00 April 4th, 2017|