Climate change ministry begins public consultations series
The Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change began a series of public consultations yesterday aimed at sensitising Jamaicans about climate change and what they can do to mitigate the effects.
The first was held at the St Mary Parish Church in Port Maria and facilitated residents of Portland and St Ann.
The next will be held on February 18 at the Santa Cruz Baptist Church in St Elizabeth starting at 9:30 in the morning and another at Wexford Hotel in Montego Bay on February 19.
The final consultation will be held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on February 20 at 5:30 in the afternoon.
Principal Director in the Climate Change Division, Albert Daley, told a JIS Think Tank this week that the main objective of the sessions is to ensure that technical personnel and the average citizen, have a full understanding of climate change and its impact locally.
The sessions will also be used to highlight the Climate Change Framework Policy and Action Plan (Green paper), which the public is invited to review on the Ministry’s website at www.mwlecc.com.
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