Land degradation exacerbates the unique vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to environmental challenges, such as climate change, flash floods, soil erosion, lagoon siltation, coastal erosion and sea level rise, undermining their economic potential.
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Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsDecember, 2019Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Comoros, Cape Verde, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Suriname, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksMay, 2018Italy, Honduras, United States of America, Nicaragua, Madagascar, Colombia, Indonesia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Netherlands, Congo, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Montenegro, Brazil
La dificultad de definir y cuantificar la degradación de bosques es una limitación importante para que la mayoría de los países en desarrollo incluyan compromisos de reducción de emisiones por degradación en el contexto del enfoque de Reducción de Emisiones por Deforestación y Degradación de Bosques (REDD+), que abarca además, el aumento de las Reservas de Carbono, la conservación de Bosques y el Manejo Sostenible de los estos ecosisetemas.
Library ResourceRegulationsApril, 2015Jamaica
This Order amends the Natural Resources (Prescribed Areas) (Prohibition of Categories of Enterprise, Construction and Development) Order, 1996 to provide for transitional arrangements with respect to a permit for an undertaking any category of enterprise, construction or development to which the requirement for a permit did not apply before 1 April 2015 and to modify the list of enterprise, construction or development to which the principal Order applies.
Library ResourceRegulationsApril, 2015Jamaica
These Regulations amend the Natural Resources Conservation (Permits and Licences) Regulations 1996 by replacing regulation 3 relating to a grant of a permit to undertake an enterprise, construction or development of a prescribed description or category and by inserting new regulations (7A-D) on the grant of a renewal of a permit. Amendment are also made to the Fist Schedule (Forms) and regulation 24 and Schedule 2 (fees).
Amends: Natural Resources Conservation (Permits and Licences) Regulations 1996. (2000)
Library ResourceLegislationFebruary, 2016Jamaica
This Act concerns the development, regulation, construction, management and control of Special Economic Zones in Jamaica. It establishes the Special Economic Zone Authority, which shall be a body corporate. It also creates a Special Economic Zone Fund. The Authority shall establish procedures for the marketing, initiation and conduct of negotiations in relation to the making of applications by sponsors for the entry into master-concessions and licence-agreements.
Library ResourceRegulationsJanuary, 2017Jamaica
This Order, made under section 5 of the Town and Country Planning Act, provides for a wide variety of matters regarding the administration and development of the Saint Mary Parish Development Area as described in the First Schedule.
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 2017Jamaica
The Vision of the Forest Policy is that: by 2062, Jamaica’s forests and its biodiversity are sufficiently restored and sustainably managed, so once again the island can adequately be described as “the land of wood and water”, capable of meeting the social, economic and ecological needs of current and future generations.
Library ResourceRegulationsJune, 2013Jamaica
This Order, made under section 5 of the Town and Country Planning Act, provides for a wide variety of matters regarding the administration and development of the Portland Parish Development Area.
Library ResourceRegulationsMarch, 2013Jamaica
This Order, made under section 5 of the Town and Country Planning Act, provides for a wide variety of matters regarding the administration and development of the Manchester Parish Development Area.
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 1999Jamaica
The Jamaica National Environmental Action Plan (JANEAP) is a national Plan with a multi-sectoral approach. The duration of the Plan is 3 years between 1999 and 2002. The main objective of the Plan is to ensure good environmental planning and management to contribute to the sustainable development.Regarding the biological resources, forestry, watershed management, protected areas and oceans the Plan provides for different actions to be taken. A Fisheries Management Plan and an Ocean and Coastal Zone Policy will be prepared and implemented.
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