Jamaica Environment Trust

Red Dirt: A Multidisciplinary Review of the Bauxite-Alumina Industry in Jamaica.

Our study seeks to describe the history, evaluate the regulatory framework, and investigate the impact of the bauxite-alumina industry on Jamaica’s land, economy, and people over almost seven decades. The topics covered by this study are: the bauxite-alumina industry’s history, the evolution of its regulatory framework, the impacts of bauxite mining and processing on Jamaican […]

Big Up Wi Beach: An introduction to better beach management for Jamaican communities

The Big Up Wi Beach guidebook was created by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) with funding from the Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation under the project ‘Better Beaches for Jamaicans’ 2016 – 2017. The project seeks to promote public access to beaches and improve their management and ecological health through community workshops and public education.

Promoting Best Practices in Environmental Management of the Mining and Quarrying Sector in Jamaica

This publication was created by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) with funding from the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) under the project ‘Strengthening the capacity of Jamaican communities to protect their environmental rights’ 2013-2016. This report examines gaps and challenges in the existing legal framework and local practices for managing mining and quarrying impacts in Jamaica. Recommendations […]

The Environmental Democracy Index: Measuring, Mapping and Strengthening Rights

The Environmental Democracy Index (EDI) is a new interactive platform and tool that allows users to track their countries’ progress in protecting the public’s rights to information, participation, and justice in environmental decision-making—principles that make up the foundation of environmental democracy. Learn more in this guide.

It inna di Law! A guide to Jamaica’s Environmental Laws

It Inna Di Law! is intended as a non-specialist guideto some of the central provisions of Jamaica’s environmental legislation. Although not meant to be a textbook on law, It Inna di Law! includes some basic legal information that we hope will make the law easier to understand. We have included guidelines on how to read […]

Get up! Stan’ up! A guidebook on laws and rights relating to mining and quarrying in Jamaica

The Get Up! Stan’ Up! Guidebook was created by the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) with funding from the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) under the project ‘Strengthening the Capacity of Jamaican Communities to Protect their Environmental Rights’ 2013- 2015. This guide is a practical tool to help you participate in community and national events effectively, especially those […]

Environmental Information, Participation and Justice – An Assessment by The Access Initiative Jamaica [Full Report]

The Access Initiative – Jamaica (TAI Jamaica) is a national coalition that promotes transparency public participation and accountability as essential elements in achieving sustainable development. The Report consolidates the case studies conducted by the TAI Jamaica Research Team, using the assessment method developed by The Access Initiative, a global network of civil society organizations.