Timeframe

April 2012 – March 2015

Implementing Agency

Ministry of Housing and the Environment

Programme Area

Public/Industry

Scope

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Sectors

Public: tbd
Private/Industry: tbd

Country Context

TrinidadTobago imageTrinidad and Tobago, situated in the Caribbean Sea, has a total land area of 5,128km2. The total population in 1990 was 1.2 million, approximately 14% of the population live in urban areas. Its main economic activity is concentrated along a narrow coast strip and the majority relies upon coastal resources for their most important industries, including tourism and fishing. Trinidad and Tobago also has a significant industrial sector, based principally on petroleum and petro-chemical industries.vii


As Trinidad and Tobago seeks to play its part in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions it is important to secure long-term financing and effective implementation. According to Trinidad & Tobago's Energy Chamber, the creation of an International Financial Centre and the country's existing strong energy sector can be leveraged to create sustainable mitigation actions, with long-term financing.viii

Key national strategies with regards to climate change include the Trinidad and Tobago Climate Change Policy (2011), the National Forest Policy (2011), the National Protected Areas Policy (2011), the National Tourism Policy (2009), the Draft Waste Management Rules (2008), the National Environmental Policy (2006)ix, the National Policy and Programmes on Wetland Conservation for Trinidad and Tobago (2001), and the Environmentally Sensitive Areas Rules (2001).x

Another key activity under implementation in the field of mitigation is the Carbon Reduction Strategy Initiative. This initiative aims at strengthening institutional capacity in governmental institutions and agencies in the process of formulation mitigation strategies as well as proposing a policy framework and an action plan for implementation.xi

Trinidad and Tobago joined the Low-Emission Capacity-Building Project to support the ongoing efforts in developing a framework for Low Emission Development. It is envisaged to factor-in the private sector role and actions in national mitigation efforts.

Planned Outputs of the Project

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INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

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vii See CIA Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/td.html
viii National Project Focal Point
ix National Project Focal Point
x Initial National Communication 2001
xi See Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs: http://www.energy.gov.tt/content/196.pdf
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National Stats

Location
Caribbean
Total Area
5,128 sq kmi
Population
1,226,383 (2011)ii
GDP per capita
$20,300 (2011)iii
Population below national poverty line
17% (2007)iv
CO2 emission estimates per capita
27.88 metric tons (2007)v

 

Country Documents

National Communications

Initial National Communication (November 2001)vi

 
Inauguration Workshop:

To be held 2014, Port of Spain

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i See CIA Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/td.html
ii Ibid.
iii Ibid.
iv See CIA Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/td.html
v See UN Stats: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/environment/air_co2_emissions.htm
vi See UNFCCC: http://unfccc.int/national_reports/non-annex_i_natcom/items/2979.php

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Trinidad and Tobago, situated in the Caribbean Sea, has a total land area of 5,128km2. The total population in 1990 was 1.2 million, approximately 14% of the population live in urban areas. Its main economic activity is concentrated along a narrow coast strip and the majority relies upon coastal resources for their most important industries, including tourism and fishing. Trinidad and Tobago also has a significant industrial sector, based principally on petroleum and petro-chemical industries.[i]

 

As Trinidad and Tobago seeks to play its part in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions it is important to secure long-term financing and effective implementation. According to Trinidad & Tobago’s Energy Chamber, the creation of an International Financial Centre and the country’s existing strong energy sector can be leveraged to create sustainable mitigation actions, with long-term financing.[ii]

 

Key national strategies with regards to climate change include the Trinidad and Tobago Climate Change Policy (2011), the National Forest Policy (2011), the National Protected Areas Policy (2011), the National Tourism Policy (2009), the Draft Waste Management Rules (2008), the National Environmental Policy (2006)[iii] , the National Policy and Programmes on Wetland Conservation for Trinidad and Tobago (2001), and the Environmentally Sensitive Areas Rules (2001).[iv]

 

Another key activity under implementation in the field of mitigation is the Carbon Reduction Strategy Initiative. This initiative aims at strengthening institutional capacity in governmental institutions and agencies in the process of formulation mitigation strategies as well as proposing a policy framework and an action plan for implementation.[v]

 

Trinidad and Tobago joined the Low-Emission Capacity-Building Project to support the ongoing efforts in developing a framework for Low Emission Development. It is envisaged to factor-in the private sector role and actions in national mitigation efforts.

 



[ii] National Project Focal Point

[iii] National Project Focal Point

[iv] Initial National Communication 2001

[v] See Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs: http://www.energy.gov.tt/content/196.pdf

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