The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is an Executive Agency that became operational on April 1, 2001. Its aim is to integrate environmental, planning and sustainable development policies and programmes and to improve customer service.
The Planning Institute of Jamaica is an Agency of the Ministry of Finance and Planning. It is committed to leading the process of policy formulation on economic and social issues and external co-operation management to achieve sustainable development for the people of Jamaica.
Jamaica, based on its geographic location, topography and geology has experienced many natural hazards that oblige the government to generate new strategies to prevent those events from becoming major disasters.