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National Adaptation Planning in Jamaica


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The presentation "National Adaptation Planning in Jamaica " by Ayesha Constable, delivered at the Climate Change and Gender Focal Points Workshop in Jamaica in September 2018.

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National Adaptation Planning in Jamaica

  1. 1. National Adaptation Planning in Jamaica Climate Change & Gender Workshop Integration gender considerations into National Adaptation plan Melia Braco, Trelawny September 18, 2018
  2. 2. Importance of the National Adaptation Planning Process  CC poses a major threat to Jamaica’s overall development- key economic sectors such as water, tourism, agriculture, fisheries and forestry are highly dependent on natural resources and are climate sensitive  Imperative to adopt necessary policies and actions to ensure that adaptation strategies are mainstreamed into economic and fiscal management, development of country's physical infrastructure, land use and coastal zone planning and management
  3. 3. Adaptation in the UNFCCC  Adaptation, in the simplest terms, refers to the actions that countries will need to take to respond to the impacts of climate change that are already happening, while at the same time preparing for future impacts.  Parties to the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement recognize that adaptation is a global challenge faced by all with local, subnational, national, regional and international dimensions. It is a key component of the long-term global response to climate change to protect people, livelihoods and ecosystems.
  4. 4. NAPS: A Global Policy Directive The national adaptation plan (NAP) process was established under the Cancun Adaptation Framework (CAF)
  5. 5. Article 7: Adaptation  The Agreement requires all Parties, as appropriate, to engage in adaptation planning and implementation through e.g. national adaptation plans, vulnerability assessments, monitoring and evaluation, and economic diversification.
  6. 6. Goals of NAP Process  To reduce vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, by building adaptive capacity and resilience; with a view to contributing to sustainable development  To facilitate the integration of climate change adaptation, in a coherent manner, into relevant new and existing policies, programmes and activities, in particular development planning processes and strategies, within all relevant sectors and at different levels, as appropriate, thereby enhancing adaptive capacity and resilience  and ensuring an adequate adaptation response in the context of the goal of holding average global warming well below 2 degrees C and pursuing efforts to hold it below 1.5 degrees C.
  7. 7. Steps under each of the elements of the formulation of National Adaptation Plans, which may be undertaken as appropriate
  8. 8. The NAP Process
  9. 9. NAPs in the Caribbean  Many Caribbean countries have already mainstreamed adaptation into national development plans and climate change policies  Medium- to long-term NAP processes which integrate adaptation into planning and budgeting across all sectors and scales have been initiated in five countries within the region.  Adaptation and adaptation priorities are included in almost all I/NDCs in the region  Priority adaptation sectors for the region include agriculture, coastal management and water, as well as health, urban settlements and tourism.
  10. 10. Mainstreaming: Policy Landscape in Jamaica  Vision 2030  Vision 2030 identifies addressing climate risks as a national development priority, calling for efforts by vulnerable sectors to begin their own adaptation planning.  Climate Change Policy Framework for Jamaica  2015 Policy Guideline on Rainwater Harvesting  Parish and Local Area Development Orders  MTC National Priorities  National Communications  Biennial Reports
  11. 11. Approach to National Adaptation Planning  Sector integration of climate adaptation  Climate Change Policy Framework  Mainstreaming CC into national policies and development planning  Support research and data collection in CC  Facilitate and coordinate and national response to CC and promote low carbon development  Improve communication of CC to decision makes in the general public  Mobilise climate financing for adaptation and mitigation  Special initiative based on new and existing programmes and activities which will be prioritized  Climate change legislation
  12. 12. The Institutional Framework MEGJC
  13. 13. NAP Process Milestones
  14. 14. Additional Information   Jamaica-1.pdf  he_nap_process.pdf