Jamaica

Location

Kingston
United States
17° 55' 59.88" N, 76° 46' 59.88" W

Capital Based Focal Point:

Minister for Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change email. info@mwlecc.gov.jm

Capital City: 
Kingston
Languages: 
English, Jamaican Patois
Category: Social
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Net enrollment ratio in primary education 91.5 91.2 90.40000000000001 89.5 91.8 91 86.7 MDG Database
Seats held by women in national parliament, percentage 13.3 13.3 13.3 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.7 13.3 13.3 13.3 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)
Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above) 85.90000000000001 World Bank
Category: Land
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Agricultural land (1000 Ha) 479 479 474 474 472 467 467 464 464 FAO
Forest area (sq km) 3,410 3,406 3,402 3,398 3,394 3,390 3,386 3,382 World Bank
Forest area (% of land area) 31.49 31.45 31.41 31.38 31.34 31.3 31.27 31.23 World Bank
Category: Tourism
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
International tourism receipts (% of total exports) 1,577 1,494 1,482 1,621 1,733 1,783 2,094 Development Data Group, The World Bank. 2008. 2008 World Development Indicators Online. Washington, DC: The World Bank. Available at: http://go.worldbank.org/U0FSM7AQ40.
Category: Demographics
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Country population 2,589,390 2,604,790 2,617,500 2,625,700 2,638,100 2,650,400 2,663,100 2,675,800 2,687,200 2,699,620 World Bank
Population annual growth 0.584825 0.592976 0.486631 0.312969 0.471143 0.465161 0.478029 0.475754 0.425136 0.461 World Bank
Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births) 91 87 89 World Bank
Category: Indices
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
HDI - Human Development Index 0.665 0.676 0.68 0.682 0.685 0.686 0.688 UNDP International Human Development Indicators - Calculated based on data from UNDESA (2009d), Barro and Lee (2010), UNESCO Institute for Statistics (2010b), World Bank (2010b) and IMF(2010a).
Category: Economy
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
GNI per capita, PPP (current international $) 5,570 5,680 5,700 6,130 6,370 6,600 7,040 7,230 7,550 7,230 World Bank
ODA received as % of GNI 0.1 0.62 0.27 0.07 0.87 0.38 0.33 0.23 0.55 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)
Workers remittances (current US$) 892,000,000 1,058,000,000 1,261,000,000 1,399,000,000 1,623,200,000 1,783,800,000 1,946,450,000 2,143,580,000 2,220,000,000 UN Data
Category: Energy
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Electric power consumption (kWh) 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 World Bank
Combustible renewables and waste (metric tons of oil equivalent) 477 477 455 458 478 469 483 484 World Bank
Fossil fuel energy consumption (% of total) 86.98 87.42 87.5 87.83 87.37 86.81 88.43000000000001 89.84999999999999 World Bank
Category: Climate Change and Sea-level Rise
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), thousand metric tons of CO2 (CDIAC) 10,319 10,627 10,301 10,722 10,561 10,165 12,152 13,964 MDG Database (CDIAC Data)
Category: Freshwater
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Improved water source (% of population with access) 93 93 93 93 94 World Bank
Category: Biodiversity
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected 7.34 7.34 7.34 7.34 7.34 7.34 7.34 7.34 7.34 7.34 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)

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Country Strategies: 
Title Programme Name Programme Description Year
UNFCCC Nat Comm - Jamaica Jamaica's first national communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Strategy Description 2000
NBSAP - Jamaica Convention on Biological Diversity: Third national Report Strategy Description 2009
NSDS - Jamaica
Bill | 31 Jul 2013
23 July 2013: Experts meeting under UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) auspices recently discussed current and emerging issues in the water and sanitation sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), what changes might be needed in the current public model for the sector, and implications for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and realizing the goal of universal access. The Meeting of Experts on Tariff and Regulatory Policy in the...
Bill | 22 Jul 2013
12 July 2013: The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) launched an online tool for assisting Caribbean decision makers in assessing climate risks as part of their efforts to build climate resilience into their development policies, plans, programmes and projects. The Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation Tool (CCORAL) outlines a step-by-step process to identify if an activity, such as a project, programme, strategy, plan, policy or legislation, is influenced by, or...
Bill | 08 Jul 2013
4 July 2013: The Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) adopted the Kingston Outcome, which will be the basis of the Caribbean regional position at the upcoming Inter-regional Preparatory Meeting. The outcome document details gaps and constraints related to implementing the Barbados Programme of Action (BPOA) and Mauritius Strategy for Implementation (MSI), and offers recommendations on strengthening the...
External Resources: 

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National focal point for sustainable development: 
Sustainable Development Council of Jamaica