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The Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (being implemented by UNDP) has awarded the Hope Zoo Preservation Foundation approximately J$4 million dollars to fund the NGO’s biodiversity project entitled “Establishment of Sanctuaries for Protected Flora & Fauna and Providing Energy Efficient Transportation for Educational Tours”. The injection of these funds into the project will further assist in ensuring the sustainability of animal species which are endemic to Jamaica and are under the threat of extinction.
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have launched an open competition to select the global campaign theme to mark International Anti-Corruption Day 2013, which will be celebrated on December 9, 2013.
The Closing Ceremony for the third and final cohort in the Energy Conservation and Efficiency Training Programme took place on November 19, 2012 at the PCJ Auditorium in Kingston, Jamaica. This training programme was designed to equip participants with skills in public sector energy efficiency and conservation, which has been celebrated in the International Year of Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL).
On Friday January 11, 2013 the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative, Dr. Arun Kashyap, and High School students that participated in the Model Assembly, paid a Courtesy Call on His Excellency, Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica, after they had already presented him with a copy of the Report on the 37th UN Model Assembly on Climate Change, at King’s House in Kingston.
Over sixty five (65) participants, including the Minister, Permanent Secretary and Chief Technical Director of Ministry of Water, Land Environment and Climate Change, and Climate Change Negotiators, gathered on Tuesday December 18th, 2012 at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston, for the Eighth Roundtable Series on Climate Change, which was a debriefing seminar on the Eighteenth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 18) and the Eighth Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 8), which was held in Doha, Qatar between November 27 and December 7, 2012, as well as a debriefing on the Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which was held in Brazil in June 2012.
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Situated across the hilly interiors of northeast St. Catherine in Jamaica, lies the rural community of Glengoffe, which comprises fourteen (14) smaller sub-communities consisting of approximately 5,000 people. This community is known for its spirit of self-reliance and resilience, as well as for its Climate Change Adaptation Project, which was the winner of the global UN Volunteers Award for Volunteering Matters for Sustainable Development 2012, in a competition organized as a lead up to the Rio 2012 Sustainable Development Conference.
Young leaders from the beautiful Caribbean countries of Barbados, Dominica, St. Kitts & Nevis, The Bahamas, Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Lucia, Montserrat, Antigua & Barbuda, Belize, Grenada and Suriname all congregated in Jamaica between September 19-21, 2012 at the Four Seasons Hotel, for a most useful and important training workshop on Social Audit.
UNDP is supporting the Government of Jamaica in meeting its obligations under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. A new project titled Hydrochlorofluorocarbon Phase Out Management Plan (HPMP), first stage Implementation was launched in June 2012.