AAJ | Climate Change

AAJ Conversations on Climate Change

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AAJ Conversations on Climate Change reflect our commitment to better understand existing conditions in order to adapt for a successful future in climate change. By doing so, we will secure our people, operations and profits. Our goal is to be the region’s leading “green” airport. In that regard, NMIA will use the best available science and approach to secure our future by implementing safe and sustainable adaption measures.

What is Climate Change?

The Earth's climate has been changing throughout history. Within the last century, the increase in temperatures has been occurring at a rate that is unprecedented, particularly due to human activities.

Global Temperature Rise

The planet's average surface temperature has risen about 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.9 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century

Extreme Events

The Earth's climate has been changing naturally throughout history. Within the last century, however, this change has been driven by increased temperatures due to human activities.

Sea Level Rise

Sea level rise around the globe has risen an average 8 inches in the last century. In the two decades, the rate has nearly doubled that of the last century and is accelerating slightly every year

Erosion of Shoreline

As sea level rises and storm pattern become more energetic, it will consequently affect most of the world’s coastlines through inundation and increased erosion

Carbon Dioxide
(parts per mil)
Global Temperature (°F)
Sea Level (mm per year)
Arctic Ice Minimum
(percent per decade)

Our Pledge to Combat Climate Change


NMIA is committed to requesting that airlines use energy efficient fuel for aircraft to minimize carbon impacts


NMIA is committed that all new and existing building would be LEED certified


NMIA is committed to reducing the use of equipment that generate pollution

"Let's Make Our Planet Beautiful Again!"

Waste Disposal

NMIA is committed to waste less and reuse more

Green Areas

NMIA is committed to creating a greener space


NMIA is committed to planting fifty new trees each year

News & Features

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If you are looking for the latest news in climate change from the Airports Authority of Jamaica:.

Tools & Calculator

ICAO has developed a methodology to calculate the carbon dioxide emissions from air travel for use in offset programmes. 

The ICAO Carbon Emissions Calculator allows passengers to estimate the emissions attributed to their air travel. It is simple to use and requires only a limited amount of information from the user.

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NASA conducts a program of breakthrough research on climate science, enhancing the ability of the international scientific community to advance global integrated Earth system science using space-based observations. <br>

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