The Jamaica Government has received approximately 810.2 million Jamaica Dollars in World Bank grant funding support to improve climate and weather data collection and information management within Ministries, Departments, and Agencies.

The undertaking is part of a package of projects, valued of approximately $3.57 billion or US$30 million, which are being financed in Jamaica under the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR).

According to the Jamaica Observer, the US$1.2 billion PPCR is a funding window of the US$8.1 billion Climate Investment Funds, which assists developing countries to integrate climate resilience into development planning.

Improvement of the data platform aims to better position Jamaica to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change, characterized by among other things, extreme drought and abnormal rainfall patterns.

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