State of the Jamaican climate 2015: information for resilience building (summary for policy makers)

This document summarizes the key points of the full State of the Climate Jamaica 2015 report, in order to provide a methodology for incorporating the wealth of information in decision making. The full State of the Climate Jamaica 2015 report was produced because of a growing recognition that climate data and information specific to Jamaica are required for planning purposes. The State of the Climate Jamaica 2015 provides a comprehensive but concise overview of what is known about Jamaica’s climate from a survey of available literature complemented by data analysis. The full document is intended as a first (but not last) reference point for Jamaican climate information, particularly for decision makers.