Status on Key Actions

PoWPA Key Action Implementation Progress Global Average
1.1: To establish and strengthen national and regional systems of protected areas integrated into a global network as a contribution to globally agreed goals 2 - Activity fully underway 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 2 - Activity fully underway 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 2 - Activity fully underway 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 2 - Activity fully underway 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
Progress in marine protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2017

By 2017, (percentage of) marine and terrestrial protected areas are integrated into the National Spatial Plan and ecological connectivity will be established within three sites.
2013 - 2017
By 2017, frameworks for monitoring, evaluating and reporting protected areas management effectiveness at sites and the national system of protected areas adopted and implemented.
2013 - 2017
By 2017, standards, criteria, and best practices for planning, selecting, establishing, managing and governance of the national system of protected areas and relevant joint regime areas are developed and adopted.
2014 - 2017
By 2017, capacity building programmes and initiatives are implemented to develop knowledge and skills at individual, community and institutional levels, and raise professional standards.
2012 - 2017
By 2017 public awareness, understanding and appreciation of the importance and benefits of protected areas is significantly increased.
2012 - 2017
Scientific knowledge relevant to protected areas is further developed as a contribution to their establishment, effectiveness, and management.
2012 - 2017
By 2017, conservation goals set for selected marine, fresh-water and terrestrial targets in the NEGAR met and heritage sites (see Appendix 10).
2012 - 2017
By 2017, effective mechanisms for identifying and preventing, and/or mitigating the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas are in place.
2012 - 2017
By 2017, climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies and policies for protected areas defined, developed and implemented.
2014 - 2017
By 2017, financial, technical and other resources to meet the basic costs to effectively implement and manage 40% of protected areas are secured from both national and international sources.
2012 - 2017
By 2017 review and revise policies as appropriate, including use of social and economic valuation and incentives, to provide a supportive enabling environment for more effective establishment of protected areas and management of protected areas and the p
2012 - 2017
Ten protected areas have effective management in existence by 2020 using participatory and science-based site planning processes that incorporate clear biodiversity objectives, targets, management strategies and monitoring programmes, and a long-term mana
2012 - 2017
Full and effective participation by 2017 of local communities and relevant stakeholders, in the management of existing, and the establishment and management of new, protected areas.
2013 - 2017

GEF Projects

Jamaica is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 16 countries : Antigua And Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts And Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
Stabilizing GHG Emissions from Road Transport Through Doubling of Global Vehicle Fuel Economy: Regional Implementation of the Global Fuel Efficiency Initiative (GFEI) Climate Change 2012-06-07 Council Approved 1,713,637 USD 13,460,582 USD
Implementing Integrated Land Water and Wastewater Management in Caribbean SIDS Multi Focal Area 2012-06-07 Council Approved 20,448,598 USD 118,006,108 USD
4th Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme (RAF1) Multi Focal Area 2007-06-14 Project Completion 13,647,498 USD 0
Community-based Adaptation (CBA) Programme Climate Change 2006-08-28 IA Approved 5,009,560 USD 4,525,140 USD
Sustainable Management of the Shared Marine Resources of the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem (CLME) and Adjacent Regions International Waters 2007-11-16 Under Implementation 7,798,836 USD 48,300,000 USD
Building Wider Public and Private Constituences for the GEF in Latin America and the Caribbean: Regional Promotion of Global Environment Protection through the Electronic Media Multi Focal Area 2001-07-11 2004-07-01 Project Closure 998,062 USD 959,132 USD
Caribbean: Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change Climate Change 2001-12-07 2009-03-30 Project Closure 5,345,000 USD 4,300,000 USD
Caribbean Planning for Adaptation to Global Climate Change (CARICOM) Climate Change 1995-05-04 2002-11-29 Project Closure 6,825,000 USD 0
Integrated Management of the Yallahs River and Hope River Watersheds Multi Focal Area 2011-05-26 Council Approved 3,920,067 USD 8,809,256 USD
Piloting Natural Resource Valuation within Environmental Impact Assessments Multi Focal Area 2008-07-28 2011-09-30 Under Implementation 500,000 USD 132,000 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environment Management Multi Focal Area 2003-06-13 IA Approved 225,000 USD 30,000 USD
Enabling Jamaica to Prepare its First National Communication in Response to its Commitments to UNFCCC Climate Change 1998-01-09 IA Approved 232,780 USD 120,000 USD
TT-Pilot (GEF-4): Introduction of Renewable Wave Energy Technologies for the Generation of Electric Power in Small Coastal Communities in Jamaica Climate Change 2009-09-29 Cancelled 741,400 USD 1,420,000 USD
A Participatory Approach to Managing the Environment: An Input to the Inter-American Strategy for Participation (ISP) Multi Focal Area 1997-08-01 2000-06-30 Project Closure 720,000 USD 840,000 USD
Building Capacity for Conducting Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments in the Caribbean Region Climate Change 1999-12-23 CEO Approved 117,744 USD 0
4th Operational Phase of the GEF Small Grants Programme (RAF2) Multi Focal Area 2009-04-21 CEO Endorsed 42,714,904 USD 43,000,000 USD
Mitigating the Threats of Invasive Alien Species in the Insular Caribbean Biodiversity 2008-02-22 CEO Endorsed 2,799,887 USD 3,084,247 USD
Sustainable Conservation of Globally Important Caribbean Bird Habitats: Strengthening a Regional Network for a Shared Resource Biodiversity 2003-04-28 2007-03-31 Project Closure 999,200 USD 972,950 USD
Caribbean Renewable Energy Development Programme Climate Change 2000-07-01 2009-12-31 Project Completion 4,776,000 USD 12,450,000 USD
Integrating Watershed and Coastal Area Management (IWCAM) in the Small Island Developing States of the Caribbean International Waters 2004-05-21 2011-07-01 Under Implementation 13,990,841 USD 98,269,493 USD
Demonstrations of Innovative Approaches to the Rehabilitation of Heavily Contaminated Bays in the Wider Caribbean International Waters 1999-05-07 2011-12-30 Project Completion 9,410,000 USD 25,860,000 USD
Promoting Best Practices for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity of Global Significance in Arid and Semi-arid Zones Biodiversity 1999-08-11 2002-12-31 Project Closure 750,000 USD 150,000 USD
Climate Change Enabling Activity (Additional Financing for Capacity Building in Priority Areas) Climate Change 2003-04-17 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0
Enabling Activities for Jamaica to Develop and Implement the National Implementation Plan for the POPs Convention POPs 2002-11-22 IA Approved 241,533 USD 0 USD
Strengthening the Operational and Financial Sustainability of the National Protected Area System Biodiversity 2008-11-13 IA Approved 2,890,585 USD 7,610,000 USD
LGGE Promoting Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Buildings in Jamaica Climate Change 2010-06-08 Council Approved 2,391,000 USD 4,700,000 USD
Development of a National Biodiversity Conservation Strategy & Action Plan and Report to the CBD Biodiversity 1998-04-16 IA Approved 192,832 USD 0
Demand Side Management Demonstration Climate Change 1993-05-01 1999-12-31 Project Closure 3,926,000 USD 8,700,000 USD

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