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@heatherpinnock
What is Build Better Jamaica?• Formal title:‘Developing Design Concepts for ClimateChange Resilient Buildings’.• What is C...
What is Climate Change?• Climate - the average behaviour of the weatherover an extended period of time, such as aseason, a...
Why is our Climate Changing?• Natural Variations: changes in the earth’s orbit,changes in solar intensity, volcanic erupti...
The Bathtub Analogynationalgeographic.com
Effects of Climate ChangeHazard Impact Built Environment ImplicationsSea level rise Coastal flooding and erosion,land lost...
The Effects of Climate Change
Why Climate Conscious Design?The Caribbean is inherently climate sensitive –Our life and livelihoods are inextricablylinke...
The Caribbean Context• The region produces less than 1% of theglobal greenhouse gas emissions but is one ofthe most vulner...
The Caribbean Context“The net effect of costs on this scale isequivalent to causing a perpetualeconomic recession in each ...
The Jamaican Context• Jamaica listed a having the Second Highesteconomic risk exposure to 2 or more climatechange related ...
What is Climate Change Resilience?climate change resilience is the ability tosurvive, recover from, and even thrive inchan...
The Barbados Boardwalk• Location: south coastfrom Accra Beach inRockley 1.5KM toNeedham’s Point.• Project: breakwater6-12f...
The Barbados Boardwalk“shows that it is possible to achieve positivesynergies between the disaster risk preventionand miti...
What will Build Better Jamaica do?• Title: ‘Developing Design Concepts forClimate Change Resilient Buildings’• Technical C...
Project Summary• Technical Assessment- Technical, Legal & Economic Reviews, ERA GreenPaper Review, Building Code Review• G...
Climate Change Vulnerability Mapping
Build Better Jamaica Goals:• to improve the assessment of climate changerelated risks as it relates to infrastructure;• to...
Sharing Information• Government Briefings• Press Releases• Media• Website• Social Media• Workshops• Training• Documents
Developing Design Concepts ForClimate Change Resilient Buildings
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Build Better Jamaica spokesperson Heather Pinnock, April 25, 2013

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Build Better Jamaica spokesperson Heather Pinnock presents an overview of Build Better Jamaica project "Developing Design Concepts for Climate Change Resilient Buildings" at the Caribbean School of Architecture, University of Technology, April 25, 2013

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Build Better Jamaica spokesperson Heather Pinnock, April 25, 2013

  1. 1. @heatherpinnock
  2. 2. What is Build Better Jamaica?• Formal title:‘Developing Design Concepts for ClimateChange Resilient Buildings’.• What is Climate Change?• Why Climate Conscious Design?• What will Build Better Jamaica do?
  3. 3. What is Climate Change?• Climate - the average behaviour of the weatherover an extended period of time, such as aseason, a year or a decade.• Climate Change - the variations in the long-termtemperature and weather patterns of the earth.Human activity since the Industrial Revolution(~1750) especially the burning of fossil fuels hasaltered the composition of the atmospherebeyond the extent of natural variations, primarilythrough the addition of greenhouse gases.
  4. 4. Why is our Climate Changing?• Natural Variations: changes in the earth’s orbit,changes in solar intensity, volcanic eruptions etcover time since Ice Age• Human Activity: altering aerosol concentrations(block sunlight), changing land cover and alteringatmospheric composition primarily through theaddition of greenhouse gases.• Carbon Dioxide (CO2)• Methane (CH4),
  5. 5. The Bathtub Analogynationalgeographic.com
  6. 6. Effects of Climate ChangeHazard Impact Built Environment ImplicationsSea level rise Coastal flooding and erosion,land lost, seawater intrusionDamage to coastal infrastructureand pollution of undergroundwater resourcesCategory 4 and 5hurricanesStorm surge, inland flooding,wind related damage,coastal erosionDamage to infrastructure includingelectricity and waterTorrential rainfalleventsInland flooding Damage to infrastructure includingelectricity and waterProlonged drought Limited water resources Water supply restrictionsIncreasedtemperaturesHeat stressCoral bleachingIncreased emergence ofvector borne diseasesIncreased energy and water use.Coastal erosion (damage to coastalinfrastructure).Vector habitats
  7. 7. The Effects of Climate Change
  8. 8. Why Climate Conscious Design?The Caribbean is inherently climate sensitive –Our life and livelihoods are inextricablylinked to our environment and climate.• Our reality is one of recurring, pervasive andgrowing vulnerability + New ideas are neededto address the vulnerability = Implementationof the new ideas will result in Resilientsocieties.Vulnerability + Innovation = Resilience
  9. 9. The Caribbean Context• The region produces less than 1% of theglobal greenhouse gas emissions but is one ofthe most vulnerable to the effects of theresulting effects climate change.• The cost of inaction in the areas of hurricanedamage, loss of tourism revenue &infrastructural damage is projected to beUS$22B by 2050 & US$46 B by 2100 – 10%and 20% of the current regional GDP.
  10. 10. The Caribbean Context“The net effect of costs on this scale isequivalent to causing a perpetualeconomic recession in each of theCARICOM member states. “- Caribbean Community Climate ChangeCentre (5Cs), 2011
  11. 11. The Jamaican Context• Jamaica listed a having the Second Highesteconomic risk exposure to 2 or more climatechange related hazards.• According to IDB/ECLAC Report, between1998 and 2008, climate change relateddisasters cost Jamaica US$14 Billion per year.• Water sector requires US$300 million indistribution & storage upgrades for 2012-2014
  12. 12. What is Climate Change Resilience?climate change resilience is the ability tosurvive, recover from, and even thrive inchanging climatic conditions. It includes theability to understand potential impacts and totake appropriate action before, during, andafter a particular event, such as a storm, majorflooding or prolonged drought, to minimizenegative effects and maintain the ability torespond to changing unpredictable conditions
  13. 13. The Barbados Boardwalk• Location: south coastfrom Accra Beach inRockley 1.5KM toNeedham’s Point.• Project: breakwater6-12ft deep designedto connect beaches,prevent erosion andprotect the coastfrom winds in excessof 170 km per hour.
  14. 14. The Barbados Boardwalk“shows that it is possible to achieve positivesynergies between the disaster risk preventionand mitigation and a strategic sector suchas tourism, to maximize the economic benefitsfor the country,” – Héctor Malarín, IDB
  15. 15. What will Build Better Jamaica do?• Title: ‘Developing Design Concepts forClimate Change Resilient Buildings’• Technical Cooperation: IDB and UWI – ISD• Financing: Inter American Development Bank• Duration: April 2012 – September 2013• Value: US $500,000• Focus: The Built Environment in Jamaica andthe Caribbean region
  16. 16. Project Summary• Technical Assessment- Technical, Legal & Economic Reviews, ERA GreenPaper Review, Building Code Review• GIS Mapping- Climate Change vulnerability mapping• Dissemination & Public Awareness- Govt. Briefings, Website, Media• Project Coordination- Administration, M&E, Audit
  17. 17. Climate Change Vulnerability Mapping
  18. 18. Build Better Jamaica Goals:• to improve the assessment of climate changerelated risks as it relates to infrastructure;• to increase knowledge about climate resilientand resource efficient construction concepts,designs and materials in the building sector;• to increase awareness and information aboutresilience to climate change in the generalpublic – Jamaica and the Caribbean.
  19. 19. Sharing Information• Government Briefings• Press Releases• Media• Website• Social Media• Workshops• Training• Documents
  20. 20. Developing Design Concepts ForClimate Change Resilient Buildings

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