Impact of Climate Change on Jamaica's water resources
At COP 21 in Paris, parties to the UNFCCC reached a landmark agreement to combat climate change. The agreement which underscores the importance of global collaboration allows for the charting of a new course in this effort. The agreement saw a commitment to keeping global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, provide funding to help vulnerable countries mitigate and adapt to climate change, as well as a framework for the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage.
At COP 22 in Marrakech, the goal is to iron out and develop a rule book for the implementation of the Paris agreement. Attention is also being placed on water.
The first Water Day at the COP was heralded a few days ago.
It highlighted the relationship between Climate Change and water security. An issue tightly woven with food security. An issue that is only too real for Jamaica. Carol Francis has more in this report.
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