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Jamaica submitted its updated NDC in 2020. The country enhanced its ambition by including the land use/forestry sector, toughening its energy targets, and increasing its 2030 GHG emission reduction target to 25.4% unconditionally. The NDC also considers adaptation co-benefits and is subject to the National Policy for Gender Equity.


Timeline of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Document Submissions

Please click on the timeline below to view the documents submitted.

Climate Commitments

Partnership Engagement
  • Membership: member since 2018
  • Governance: Jamaica was the Co-Chair of the NDC Partnership Steering Committee from 2021-2022 and has served as a country member since 2020
  • Country Engagement: Since joining the Partnership, Jamaica has requested support to update its NDC; design or improve policies, strategies, plans, and legislation; and LT-LEDS development. With Partnership support, Jamaica has developed an NDC Action Plan for the period 2021-203 covering 16 outcome areas across key sectors of the NDC, such as energy, forestry and other land use, transport, buildings and water. In addition, partners have supported various activities, including technical advisory to align the country’s post-COVID19 economic recovery with the NDC, technical advisory to the Bank of Jamaica to assess climate impacts across the financial sector, and assistance to Jamaica's National Water Commission towards their Energy Efficiency Improvement & Renewable Energy Systems Programme. For further information on the requests submitted by Jamaica, including outstanding areas of support, please follow the links in the following section.  

Country Documents

Access the country specific documents relevant to NDC Partnership in‑country work below.

Key Contacts

Focal Point Ministries

  • Ministry of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change
  • The Planning Institute of Jamaica

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Country Highlights