The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) and the Statistical
Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) have released Jamaicas Environment
2001- Environment Statistics and State of the Environment Report.
The report includes a discussion and evaluation of current environmental
issues and statistical data relevant to these issues.
The topics covered include human settlements, economy, solid and
liquid waste, land and mineral resources, agriculture, forestry
and watershed management, biological resources, protected areas,
freshwater, coastal zone and marine resources, tourism, energy and
transport, air, climate, natural disasters and environmental accidents
and environmental policies and actions.
Agenda 21, which arose out of the Rio meeting, noted the need for
countries to produce a structured overview of statistical information
about the environment. This report fulfills that need and is an
expanded version of the State of the Environment Reports that the
Natural Resources Conservation Authority (now a part of NEPA), started