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  • The Constitution of Jamaica, 1962

Article 18 of the Constitution of Jamaica1, 1962, mentions natural resources and environment:
18. (2) “Nothing in this section shall be construed as affecting the making or operation of any law so far as it provides for the taking of possession or acquisition of property-
k. for so long only as may be necessary for the purposes of any examination, investigation, trial or inquiry or, in the case of land, the carrying out thereon-
i. of work of soil conservation or the conservation of other natural resources;”
The Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change’s website gives more information regarding environmental policies in Jamaica.
More information about environmental legislation in Jamaica can be obtained through the UNEP and FAO's database Ecolex.





1. The Constitution of Jamaica is currently available through the Jamaican Ministry of Justice’s website.