Jamaica is considered highly vulnerable to the mounting threat of climate change in the Caribbean region due to its geography and socio-economic status. Jamaica is working to improve climate resilience across sectors, along the coast, and inland.


Jamaica is one of six Caribbean island nations participating in a regional PPCR program to enhance climate data and sharing for improved resilience and disaster risk management. Jamaica has designed its own strategic program for climate resilience under the PPCR to support mainstreaming climate change in national development planning and decision-making.

It is focusing $30 million from the PPCR on priority projects to improve the quality and accessibility of climate information services and to increase up-take of adaptation measures nationwide. This includes piloting an adaptation plan in the Rio Minho watershed that can be replicated and instituting financial mechanisms for adaptation to support climate resilience in small and medium-sized businesses.


Over 60% of Jamaca's 2.8 million people live within 2 km of the coast


of GDP is generated by Jamaica's vulnerable coastal area

Projects in Jamaica

  Adaptation Program and Financing Mechanism for the Pilot Program For Climate Resilience Jamaica FUNDPilot Program for Climate Resilience COFINANCING (USD MILLION) 17.90 FUNDING (USD MILLION) 1.97 MDBIADB  
  Financing water adaptation in Jamaica’s new urban housing sector FUNDPilot Program for Climate Resilience COFINANCING (USD MILLION) 5.75 FUNDING (USD MILLION) 1.19 MDBIADB  
  Improving Climate Data and Information Management Project FUNDPilot Program for Climate Resilience COFINANCING (USD MILLION) 6.80 FUNDING (USD MILLION) 0.70 MDBIBRD  
  Promoting Community-based Climate Resilience in the Fisheries Sector of Jamaica FUNDPilot Program for Climate Resilience COFINANCING (USD MILLION) 4.80 FUNDING (USD MILLION) 0.50 MDBIBRD  


The CIF programmatic approach to investment planning and implementation brings strategic value to CIF recipient countries. Working through a transparent, country-led process, the CIF fosters trust and collaboration among government ministries, civil society, indigenous peoples, private sector, and the MDBs that implement CIF funding. Together, they translate Nationally Determined Contributions and other national development and climate strategies into an actionable CIF investment plan. Rather than one-off projects, the plan comprises long-term, sequenced investments that mutually reinforce each other and link to other critical activities, such as policy and regulatory reform and capacity building. Under national government leadership, CIF stakeholders continue to work together to implement the plan, continually assessing progress and sharing lessons learned along the way.