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  • Jamaican NGOs learn about and prepare for COP 21 Nov 5, 2015

    Representatives from more than 20 Jamaican NGOs and CBOs engaged in direct dialogue with Jamaica’s climate negotiators in a workshop held on 5 November 2015 under the Government of Jamaica’s Public Awareness and Engagement Campaign leading to the climate change Conference of Parties (COP 21) in Paris.

  • The University of Technology’s (UTech) 1st International Conference and Exhibition on “The Hydrogen Economy-A Sustainable Energy Diversification Option for the Caribbean-Dr. Elsie Laurence-Chounoune UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Nov 4, 2015

    A new development agenda is needed that finishes the job on poverty whilst protecting the planet. The new agenda is universal. It applies to all countries and peoples. It promotes inclusive and peaceful societies, better jobs, and tackles the environmental challenges of our time – particularly climate change.

  • UNDP Makes Presentation on the SDGs at International Hydrogen Conference Nov 4, 2015

    “...Access to affordable clean energy is paramount in lifting people out of poverty and hunger, enhancing food security and improving the quality of life for all. This warrants continuous effort to diversify the energy mix, increase the development and penetration of clean energy ... and improve energy efficiency and conservation,” Dr. Elsie Laurence-Chounoune, Deputy Resident Representative

  • UNDP Joins in Celebrating the UN@70 in Jamaica Oct 24, 2015

    UNDP joined the rest of the UN family in Jamaica and the Government of Jamaica in celebrating a week of activities leading up to UN Day, 24 October 2015. The activities marking the 70th anniversary of the United Nations in Jamaica were held under the theme: ‘The UN We Serve, Serves Us.’

  • Caribbean Youth and UNDP Promote Sustainable Development Oct 2, 2015

    Hundreds of young people from across the Caribbean gathered in Kingston, Jamaica, for three days to share ideas and listen to perspectives on Youth and the Post 2015 development agenda. UNDP Jamaica was pleased to be able to participate in the dialogue and provide information on the newly launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

  • Jamaican Youth Use Technology and Media Towards Achieving the Global Goals Sep 28, 2015

    A diverse group of young Jamaicans shared their vision for 2030 and how they see their work in technology and media contributing towards the country’s achievement of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), at Jamaica’s first Social Good Summit organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and held on Monday, 28 September 2015

  • Government of Jamaica Continues Engaging Citizens on Climate Change, COP 21 Sep 17, 2015

    With the tagline ‘Natural Disasters: Water! Drought! Food! Decision Time on Climate Change’ the public engagement campaign has been working to build awareness about climate change impacts on lives and livelihoods in the island and to educate Jamaicans about why global temperature increases should be kept to 1.5 °C or lower. UNDP Jamaica is providing support for implementation of the campaign.

  • New UNDP Resident Representative a.i. is Mr. Bruno Pouezat Sep 1, 2015

    Mr. Bruno Pouezat has joined the UN team in Jamaica as UN Resident Coordinator a.i./UNDP Resident Representative a.i. Mr. Pouezat, a French national, has served as the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative for Morocco, Azerbaijan and Moldova. He has served the United Nations in various capacities for almost 30 years.

  • Jamaica builds local awareness about the Paris Climate Conference (COP 21) Aug 21, 2015

    The Government of Jamaica and its stakeholders are rolling out a four month Public Engagement Campaign to raise awareness about the Paris Climate Conference (COP 21) scheduled for December 2015, and Jamaica’s negotiating position. The campaign is being implemented by the Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change with support from UNDP Jamaica

  • Remarks by Dr Arun Kashyap at the launch of the Pre COP 21 Public Engagement Campaign by the Climate Change Division Aug 21, 2015

    The global community must take action to ensure that the world is on track to confirm the new agreement in COP21 in Paris. Accordingly, UNDP is calling for governments to commit to a new universal climate change agreement to ensure that action is taken at the global and national levels. For developing countries like Jamaica, such an agreement is vital to ensure that ambitious action takes place to reduce the emissions that are threatening their very existence, and to support them in adapting to the changes they are already seeing.

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