Support to the Third National Communication the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Project Overview

Over the years, UNDP has consistently supported Jamaica’s efforts to prepare its National Communication documents for implementation of the country’s obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Under the current project, UNDP is helping Jamaica prepare its Third National Communication and its First Biennial Report to the UNFCCC. Support provided by UNDP will assist Jamaica to:

  • Conduct a national inventory of greenhouse gas emissions for the Third National Communication
  • Undertake vulnerability and adaptation assessments by developing case studies in communities that are at greatest risk from climate change impacts
  • Compile and publish/disseminate the Third National Communication document
The project is being implemented through the Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation.

Achievements So Far

  • Some stakeholder consultations have been conducted in support of data gathering
  • Support given for the preparation of a Jamaican position paper for the Conference of Parties (COP 20) held in December 2014 in Lima Peru and for the participation of two Jamaican participants in this meeting
  • Selection of GHG Inventory Analysis Expert - following UNDP’s procurement procedures - for international experts and selection of five national experts to facilitate preparation of content for the Third National Communication

Jamaica’s Third National Communication will be submitted to the UNFCCC at COP 22 in 2016

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