DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
Kingston, May 30, 2014
Note of Clarification on reported involvement of the EU with the Negril Breakwater Project:
The EU wishes to make a clarification on an article printed in the Jamaica Observer on May 28th, 2014 "Negril stakeholders steadfast in fight against breakwater project" which incorrectly referred to the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), as "collaborating with the Planning Institute of Jamaica on the GOJ/EU Adaptation Fund project" on the Negril Breakwater Project. The EU is not a partner on the project.
The Breakwater is part of the 'Enhancing the Resilience of the Agriculture Sector and Coastal Areas to Protect Livelihoods and Improve Food Security' programme, which is financed from the Adaptation Fund under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and is implemented by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ).
The EU has previously supported the Negril area through the "Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Programme" financed from the Global Climate Change Alliance amongst others through:
Sea grass replanting
Pilot project for beach stabilisation
These projects worked to improve coastal resilience and promote environmental responsibility.
We anticipate your assistance in making this clarification public.
Contact- Andrew Raymore
Delegation of the European Union to Jamaica, Belize, Turks and Caicos Islands, Bahamas and the Cayman IslandsTel: 1 876 924 6333