Jamaica signs climate change agreement

Jamaica joined the coalition of over 150 countries to sign the Paris agreement on Climate Change, on April 22nd at the UN Headquarters in New York. Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith, was present at the signing and said,

“The Agreement is especially important to Small Island Developing States, like Jamaica, which are particularly vulnerable to the impact of climate change, including sea-level rise and coastal erosion….it is central to Jamaica’s ongoing efforts to the achievement of sustainable development”

Signing the agreement allows Jamaica to benefit from technology transfers and financial, technical and capacity building support for adaptation and mitigation activities to address the impact of climate change.