The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) seeks to protect natural resources by strengthening the capacity of communities to protect their own rights using the law and the media to advocate for good environmental management. We use public participation processes to review Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), attend public meetings and review national policies. We also conduct campaigns to protect places, ecosystems and biological diversity.

Why it Matters

The work we do at JET is important because without a healthy environment, there is no healthy economy and there are no healthy people.Under Jamaican law, all Jamaicans have the right to enjoy a healthy and productive environment free from the threat of injury or damage from environmental abuse and degradation of the ecological heritage. We do this work to protect that right.