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Jamaica
Caribbean
Title
Strengthening Jamaica's capacity to meet transparency requirements under the Paris Agreement
Objective

To strengthen Jamaica's transparency framework through the design and implementation of a fully functional and harmonized domestic Measuring, Reporting and Verification system for the effective implementation of the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and other transparency-related activities

GEF project grant
USD 1.300.000
Concept approval
Project document approval
Start date
End date
Implementing agencies

Project outcomes

Enhanced institutional arrangements developed for long-term planning and timely reporting of transparency-related activities.

A fully functional domestic MRV system designed and established to monitor and evaluate adaptation, mitigation, climate financing and capacity building

Improvement of National GHG Inventory that effectively tracks towards achieving national targets

Improved capacity, enhanced inter-agency coordination and knowledge management established

Stakeholders

Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation

Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation

Environment and Risk Management Division of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation

Planning Institute of Jamaica

National Environment and Planning Agency

National Solid Waste Management Authority

Government entities

Climate Change Division of the Inter-American Development Bank

United Nations Development Programme

UN Environment

Jamaica Environment Trust

Caribbean Youth Environment Network

The University of the West Indies

Knowledge Management Approaches

Promote the development and dissemination of relevant tools and methodologies

Identify and collect good practices, challenges, experiences, and lessons learned from work on capacity building

Identify opportunities to strengthen capacity at the national, regional, and subnational levels

Foster regional dialogue, coordination, and coherence among relevant processes and initiatives

Review the ways in which the capacities of women and youth have been strengthened in climate change project design and implementation


Meet the focal point of the project
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Omar Alcock

His objective is to be strategically involved in a process that builds value and ensures the achievement of quality results. Omar believes that when the objectives are achieved it will build better and more efficient organizations and also better relationships with clients.

He is able to provide leadership in research and also to build and drive analysis based on macroeconomic and other sector based market trends. Mr. Alcock is analytical, a strategic thinker and results oriented. He also has a vast number of experiences in exploiting productivity suites such as PowerPoint to prepare and deliver presentations, MS Word to create professional reports, Excel to design spreadsheets and survey tools and some specific experiences in helping to design and develop project proposals.

His professional experiences span the financial sector, public sector and tertiary institutions. In the financial sector he was involved in both commercial banking and investment services for two prominent companies. in tertiary institutions he provided general research support and lectures post-graduate programs on policy and climate change related issues. In the public sector he served as a Senior Economist for over ten years and helped to advise on policies, regulations and legislation for the energy sector. Currently he serves as Senior Technical Officer responsible for mitigation activities and as a climate change negotiator. In the two later occasions, job functions included data collection, manipulating modelling tools, energy economics analyses, analyzing carbon markets, planning, monitoring and evaluating projects, involvement in database development and GHG inventory creation, providing training opportunities for stakeholders, monitoring the macro-economy along with presenting results to stakeholder groups.

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Omar Alcock
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Indicators on capacity for transparency
Institutional capacity for transparency-related activities
Institutional capacity for transparency-related activities Target (1 - 4) Baseline (1 - 4) Mid-term evaluation (1 - 4) Terminal evaluation (1 - 4)
>to be provided upon approval of project document< pending pending pending pending
Quality of MRV Systems
Quality of MRV Systems Target (1 - 10) Baseline (1 - 10) Mid-term evaluation (1 - 10) Terminal evaluation (1 - 10)
>to be provided upon approval of project document< pending pending pending pending

Indicators on project results
Indicator
Indicator Target Baseline Source of verification
>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Progress
The relevant internal due diligence is being finalized. The Ministry is now seeking to engage component project staff to implement the activities.
Status of project outputs and activities
Outcome

1.1 Enhanced institutional arrangements developed for long-term planning and timely reporting of transparency-related activities

Outputs
Output

1.1.1 National Transparency Working Group is established to provide strategic direction and to ensure that transparency reporting processes are properly supported across Ministries, government agencies and other relevant partners

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Capacity Needs and Gaps Assessment of Institutional Enabling Environment for Transparency Related Activities

Status
0%
Output

1.1.2 Assessment of institutional arrangements across ministries for transparency-related activities developed

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Assessment of institutional arrangements across ministries for transparency-related activities

Status
0%
Output

1.1.3 Assessment of on-going initiatives at the national, subnational and sectorial levels to support transparency-related activities conducted

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

National Transparency Working Group Meetings

Status
0%
Outcome

2.1. A fully functional domestic MRV system designed and established to monitor and evaluate (M&E) adaptation, mitigation, climate financing and capacity building

Outputs
Output

2.1.1. Design national transparency management processes including a harmonized set of data supply and guidelines

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Assessment of enabling technologies for the establishment of Jamaica’s domestic MRV system

Status
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Activity or deliverable

Design and implementation of the MRV & M&E tools

Status
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Output

2.1.2. Methodologies for tracking and assesing adequacy and effectiveness incorporating blockchain technology; and M&E tools to provide long term reliable and consistent data for adaptation, mitigation and international climate finance developed

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Design and implementation of the MRV & M&E tools

Status
0%
Outcome

2.2 Improvement of National GHG Inventory that effectively tracks towards achieving national targets

Outputs
Output

2.2.1 Software tool incorporating blockchain technology to calculate estimations for the mitigation targets defined in the NDC created

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Consultant to assist in the implementation and management of the MRV system

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Climate Adaptation Mapping GIS Infrastructure

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

GIS expert for Climate Finance Mapping and Tracking

Status
0%
Outcome

3.1 Improved capacity, enhanced inter-agency coordination and knowledge management established

Outputs
Output

3.1.1 Centralized National Climate Knowledge Platform for transparency to inform decision-making and general public designed and implemented

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Design of Centralized Knowledge Platform for Transparency

Status
0%
Output

3.1.2 National electronic guidebook on transparency management processes developed

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Design and delivery of national training program on IPCC GHG Software, guidelines and carbon accounting

Status
0%
Output

3.1.3 Training Program on transparency guidelines, methodologies and the efficient use of tools for data collection, delivery and lessons learned for relevant ministry personnel, academia and other public servants delivered

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

IT Consultant to manage the knowledge platform

Status
0%
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Level of capacity
  12-2018
Reporting national greenhouse gas inventory
77%
Reporting progress made in implementing NDCs
59%
Reporting on climate change impacts and adaptation
47%
Reporting financial, technology transfer, and capacity-building support needed and received
45%
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Jamaica
Caribbean
Ratification of UNFCCC
06 . Jan . 1995
Kyoto Protocol
28 . Jun . 1999
Paris Agreement
11 . Apr . 2017
Population
2017
2,890.00
Thousands
SourceUN Data
GDP per Capita
2015
5,105.80
current US$
SourceUN Data
Energy Production
2014
8.00
Petajoules
SourceUN Data
Total GHG Emissions per Sector
Year 1994
UNIT GG CO2 Equivalent
SourceUNFCCC
Energy
8,230.99
Industry
379.00
Agriculture
107,322.18
Land Use Change and Forestry
-167.00
Waste
382.04
Transparency Information
Submited National Communications 2000 2011
Submitted Biennial Update Reports 2016
International Consultation and Analysis 2017
National Climate Policy
Long-term Strategies
Pending
National Adaptation Plans
Pending