Jamaica The First To Launch Climate Risk Analysis Tool

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Jamaica now has the capacity to conduct more informed climate risk analyses to better guide the public sector’s decision-making regarding future infrastructural investments.

This follows the official launch of the Jamaica Systemic Risk Assessment Tool (J-SRAT) by the Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator the Hon. Matthew Samuda, during a ceremony at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Tuesday (May 3).

Jamaica is the first country to use this system, which has been developed to help identify ‘hotspots’ across the major infrastructure networks such as energy, water, and transport, that are most vulnerable to climate risk. This will ensure the effective and efficient investment of public and private resources.

Minister Samuda stressed that Jamaica is acutely aware of how the physical risks of climate change threaten the country’s development and the well-being and economic security of its citizens.

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