LAW & ADVOCACY PROJECTS

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) seeks to protect natural resources by strengthening the capacity of communities to protect their own rights using the law and the media to advocate for good environmental management. We use public participation processes to review Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), attend public meetings and review national policies. We also conduct campaigns to protect places, ecosystems and biological diversity.

Advancing the Protection of Jamaica’s Cockpit Country

On November 21, 2017, Jamaican Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Andrew Holness announced the designated Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA) boundary in Parliament. In his announcement, Prime Minister Holness said the area would comprise of approximately 74,726 hectares...

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Jamaicans for Clean Air and Water (JCAW)

Many Jamaican communities are affected by poor air and water quality from a variety of sources including mining, quarrying, other industrial activities and discharges, and open burning. Air and water quality data is not proactively disclosed to the public by...

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Better Beaches for Jamaicans (BBFJ)

Jamaica has 86 public bathing beaches, which are designated for the use and enjoyment of the Jamaican people under law and are governed by beach licenses. They are also important sources of livelihoods for Jamaicans, affording communities opportunities for income...

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Development Alert!

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and The Access Initiative (TAI) created Development Alert!, an interactive website that provides easy-to-understand information about proposed developments in...

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