The European Commission has announced two co-operation programmes to support Jamaica in addressing climate change and improving public governance, transparency, accountability and delivery of public services.
The first programme (€16.5 million) will support Jamaica’s national forest management and conservation plan for 2016-2026 as well as support the sustainable management and utilisation of Jamaica’s forest resources. The second programme (€3.6m) will assist Jamaica’s government improve public governance, transparency, accountability and public service delivery in Jamaica.
During his ongoing visit to Jamaica, International Co-operation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica (pictured) said: “With today’s cooperation programmes, we are supporting our Jamaican partners in two areas.
“First, in building up climate change resilience and protect precious forest resources as well as support biodiversity, while paying special attention to developing a low-emission and climate-resilient economy; and second in assisting the government in building the necessary structures of a modern Integrated Financial Management System which will further improve public governance, transparency, accountability and delivery of public services.”