In support of Jamaica’s Third National Communication to the UNFCCC, SEI analyzed GHG mitigation opportunities in the energy, forestry, waste, transport, and buildings sectors in Jamaica. The report identifies and characterizes existing, planned, and potential mitigation actions, assessing their implications using a long-term energy and GHG emissions model built using the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning system (LEAP). The model also includes simulations of non-energy GHG emissions from agriculture, land use and forestry, waste, and industrial products. The study evaluates a range of potential impacts of mitigation, including costs and gender-specific effects.

A particular focus of the modeling was to explore pathways for meeting Jamaica’s Nationally-Determined Contribution (NDC) targets. SEI included scenarios in which the unconditional and conditional components of the NDC were achieved, and assessed financial support required in each case.