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CBA Mid-Course
Workshop
June 29- July 3, 2009
The CBA Progress in Jamaica
(2007-2009) -A Brief Overview
Knutsford Court Hotel, Kingston Jamaica
June 29, 2009
Presented by
Michelle Curling-Ludford
National UNV-Jamaica
Climate Change Risk for Jamaica
Based on the IPCC Scenarios and simulations done for the Caribbean region
(where Jamaica is located) the following have been projected:
•There is 90% likelihood that temperatures will increase in the greater Antilles
(Jamaica area).
•Annual temperatures could increase by between 1°C and 1.6°C by 2050.
•Sea levels will rise, with projected increases near the global average of 0.2m
-0.5m (relative to 1999 levels) by 2090.
•Local studies have shown that: the number of hot days and warm nights have
both increased (Chen et al, 2008). Moreover there is general scientific
consensus that there is likely to be a drying out of (or reduction in) rainfall in
the June-August period, by 2050.
•Also projected are: Increased storm surge, increased terrestrial and coastline
erosion, saline contamination of coastal aquifers, and adverse impacts on all
socio-economic sectors especially the agriculture sector and coastal zone
related activities such as tourism. More than 70% of the islands GDP is
produced in the Costal Zone, so implications for adverse socio-economic
activities are great.
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Focus of the CBA Country Programme Strategy (CCCPS)
The CCPS Focuses on the following:
1. CBA interventions in Jamaica will deliver global environmental benefits
in the GEF focal areas of biodiversity conservation and the prevention
of land degradation.
2. Capacity building at the local level through both initiatives and improved natural
resource management in the context of climate change.
3. In order to make such global benefits more resilient to climate change, project
initiatives under the CBA will support new approaches for land management,
taking into account the increased erosion and land loss risks associated with
climate change.
4. Biodiversity conservation efforts under the CBA will seek new ways of protecting
and improving habitats in a way that make them less susceptible to coastal and
terrestrial erosion. Conservation efforts should also render species more
capable of coping with the impacts of more intense extreme events, including
hurricanes and other tropical cyclones.
5. This will be accomplished primarily through the implementation of 8-10
demonstration projects that generate global environmental benefits (GEBs), and
make ecosystems resilient to climate variability and change.
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Geographic Area of Focus
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CCPS cont’d
•Work closely with current national adaptation interventions of
the 2nd national communications of the UNFCCC to utilize the
most current and accurate information to guide adaptation
priorities and options.
•Make use of results of studies conducted under regional
initiatives piloted by the Caribbean Community Climate Change
Centre (CCCCC) and other past regional initiatives includingbut not limited to-Caribbean Planning for Adaption to Global
Climate Change (CPACC), and Adaptation to Climate Change
in the Caribbean (ACCC)
•This collaboration will also allow for lessons learnt from
community-based interventions to be scaled up at the national
level, thereby providing opportunities for incorporation into
national adaptation and planning policies.
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Existing CBA Project portfolio
Grantee
Jamaica Conservation
Development Trust (JCDT)
Bunkers Hill CDC
Project Title
Grant Amount
Status
Reducing Climate
Change-Driven Erosion
and Landslide risks
through Sustainable
Agriculture for Safer
Slopes
USD50,000 (including
Full Project Under
implementation
Land & Preservation
Measures to Combat CC
Pressures in Cockpit
Country’s Martha Brae
Watershed -proposal
Planning grant
)
USD47,000 (including
planning grant)
To be implemented
Caribbean Coastal Area Mgmt Increasing community
Foundation
adaptation and
(Concept)
ecosystem
resilience to climate
change
in
Portland Bight”)
S.E Cockpit Local Forest
Management Committee
concept)
Cockpit Country
Adaptation to CC
Variability”)
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Grantee
Project Title
Grant Amount
Status
Jamaica Conservation
Development Trust (JCDT)
Reducing Climate
Change-Driven Erosion
and Landslide risks
through Sustainable
Agriculture for Safer
Slopes
USD50,000 (including
Full Project Under
implementation
Bunkers Hill CDC
Planning grant
)
Land & Preservation Measures USD47,000 (including
to
Combat CC
planning grant)
Pressures in Cockpit Country’s
Martha Brae Watershed -
To be implemented
proposal
Caribbean Coastal Area Mgmt
Foundation
(Concept)
Increasing community
adaptation and
ecosystem
resilience to climate
change
in
Portland Bight”)
S.E Cockpit Local Forest
Management Committee
Cockpit Country
Adaptation to CC
Variability”)
concept)
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Portfolio cont’d
Glengoffe CDC-’”Adaptation to climate change”-concept
approved
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Community Participation & Volunteering Organizations
•Community provide in kind contribution eg. Laboursite prep., planting, reaping, maintenance, and
meeting place
•Informal Groups- Citizen’s Associations, farmers
groups
•Formal Groups- Community Development Committee
(CDC), Parish Dev. Committee (PDC), Cooperatives
and Benevolent Scoieties, Peace Corpse
•Factors: affecting social cohesion and volunteerism
- lack of clarity regarding benefits of project
- lack of adequate involvement in project activity
- little or no regard for community’s “felt” needs that
are not necessarily project related.
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QUESTIONS
1. It is commendable that UNVs will be trained at this seminar,
but are there any other training opportunities for UNVs (if so
when and how often is this done)?
2. Will there be an opportunity for UNVs to visit other countries
to see their projects first hand and how the locales are
responding to the whole CBA programme there?
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