Jamaica

Overview and context

Laws
0
Policies
4
Litigation cases
0
Climate targets
7

Region
Latin America & Caribbean
% Global Emissions
0.02 %
Global Climate Risk Index
64.83
Income group (World Bank)
Upper middle income
Main political groups
G77; SIDS; AOSIS
Federative/Unitary
Unitary
Region
Latin America & Caribbean
Income group (World Bank)
Upper middle income
% Global Emissions
0.02 %
Main political groups
G77; SIDS; AOSIS
Global Climate Risk Index
64.83
Federative/Unitary
Unitary

Visualise data on the map
The Climate Change Laws of the World map helps understand our database information in context by showing climate laws, policies, and litigation cases in relation to key climate-related indicators.
Nationally Determined Contribution (UNFCCC website)
Legislative process
Jamaica is a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy, which has been independent since 1962. It is a member of the Commonwealth and has a Governor General as the representative of the British Monarch. The role is largely ceremonial, and is appointed on the recommendation of the Jamaican Prime Minister. Parliament is bicameral, featuring a House of Representatives and a Senate. Members of the Hou

Jamaica is a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy, which has been independent since 1962. It is a member of the Commonwealth and has a Governor General as the representative of the British Monarch. The role is largely ceremonial, and is appointed on the recommendation of the Jamaican Prime Minister.

Parliament is bicameral, featuring a House of Representatives and a Senate. Members of the House of Representatives are directly elected, while the 21 members of the Senate are appointed by the Governor-General; of these, 13 are appointed on the advice of the Prime Minister; and eight on the advice of the Leader of the Opposition. Under the 1962 constitution, Parliament has the power to make laws. The Senate largely serves as a review chamber for legislation developed by the cabinet. The Cabinet is the main instrument of government policy, and consists of the Prime Minister and at least 13 other members of the House. The latest elections in Jamaica were held in February 2016 and the next one is expected in 2021.

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
Climate Change Laws of the World uses cookies to make the site simpler. Find out more about cookies >>