The government has set aside $60 million for the Adaptation Programme and Financing Mechanism (AP&FM) project, which aims to make it easier for Jamaica to adapt to climate change.
The funds were allocated in the 2022/23 Estimates of Expenditure, which are currently being debated in the House of Representatives.
The initiative is part of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience II, which began in February 2015 and will expire in June 2022. (PPCR II).
It encourages government agencies to incorporate climate change considerations into development planning, and it sponsors climate change adaptation activities in small and medium-sized businesses and communities around the island.
The funds set aside for 2022/23 will be used to complete the final evaluation, post-impact assessment, and economic analysis, as well as the final audit and project management close-out activities.