Jamaican Economy Panel Discussion Eleven on Climate and Disaster Preparation
28 April 2022
Earlier this month, the Working Group II published its contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, which assesses the impacts of climate change, looking at human communities and the associated vulnerabilities. It projects these risks in different timeframes and under different conditions and notes that the commitments from the Paris Agreement to stick to 1.5 degrees Celsius of temperature increase are increasingly out of reach.
This month's Jamaican Economy Panel (JEP) Discussion focuses on the risks climate change poses to Jamaica and how Jamaica is prepared for disasters, whether caused by climate change or not. This issue is crucial considering that the Hurricane Season starts on 1 June.