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Trinidad and Tobago

Official name: 

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Region: 

Trinidad and Tobago (2012)

Energy profile
  • Second National Communication of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago: Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, April 1, 2013
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    This Second National Communication of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago focuses on the compilation and analysis of the National Inventory of greenhouse gases (GHGs), vulnerability and adaptation studies, mitigation options as well as on recommendations with respect to proper data collection and sharing, technology needs, capacity building, research and development constraints and challenges.

  • Trinidad & Tobago Initial National Communication

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, November 1, 2001
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    This initial national communication of Trinidad and Tobago to the UNFCCC secretariat includes: national circumstances, national greenhouse gas inventory, statements on vulnerability and adaptation strategies, technology needs, and capacity building and research.

    The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is a two-island state located at the southern-eastern end of the Caribbean archipelago (Figure 1.1). Trinidad and Tobago, classified as a non-Annex I country, signed the UNFCCC on the 11th June, 1992 and ratified the Convention on 24th June, 1994.

  • Climate change economics on a small island: new approaches for Tobago

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, January 1, 2011
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    For small islands like Tobago — that depend heavily on tourism driven by their natural ‘beauty’ — climate change poses a double-edged threat on supply and demand. Rising sea levels, increasing temperatures and more frequent and intense storms will damage the island’s natural assets, such as coral reefs and beaches. This could have a heavy impact on tourism, which will also be affected by climate policy in ‘source’ countries. But what exactly will that impact be? How much will it cost? And what can be done about it?

  • Strengthening institutional arrangements in Trinidad and Tobago to facilitate climate change adaptation policy formulation and execution

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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    Though efforts and climate change adaptation in Trinidad and Tobago have been made, this briefing suggests that their effectiveness is hindered by inadequate policies, weak institutional arrangements and limited coordination across sectors and between government and civil society. The researchers propose that national climate adaptation strategies need to be enhanced by strengthening policy and institutioinal frameworks.

    Key messages from this brief incldude:

    1. Key sectors remain vulnerable to climate change impacts due to inadequate adaptation responses.

  • INDC of Trinidad and Tobago

    Type: 
    National Plan
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    Trinidad and Tobago's aim is to achieve a reduction objective in overall emissions from the three sectors by 15% by 2030 from BAU, which in absolute terms is an equivalent of one hundred and three million tonnes (103,000,000) of CO2e. Trinidad and Tobago will commit to unconditionally reduce its public transportation emissions by 30% or one million, seven hundred thousand tonnes (1,700,000) CO2e compared to 2013 levels by December 31, 2030.

  • Low-carbon gender responsive manufacturing of all-natural Caribbean beauty treats

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    Publication
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    Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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  • A Unique Approach for Sustainable Energy in Trinidad and Tobago

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, December 1, 2015

    This paper defines the baseline for electricity generation and carbon dioxide emissions, provides recommendations on policies for a sustainable energy future, assesses the potential for energy efficiency in Trinidad and Tobago and analyses the options for different renewable energy technologies and their possible uptake in Trinidad and Tobago.

  • Energy Dossier: Trinidad and Tobago

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, February 1, 2016

    This publication is part of a series produced by the Energy Division of the Infrastructure and Environment Department of the Inter-American Development Bank. It is designed to increase the knowledge base about the composition and organization of the energy sector of Latin American and Caribbean countries. Each dossier describes the energy matrix of the country under analysis and examines the institutional organization and regulatory framework of the energy sector in that country.

  • Caribbean Water Monitor: Small Island States, Water Resources and Climate Change

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 1, 2009
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    The objectives of the project were the preparation of drought-relevant base documentation, the development of operative web-based tools and drought information material for Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago and the conduction of training activities and two capacity building workshops on both study sites.

  • Developing financeable NAMAs: a practitioner’s guide

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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    Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) are fast becoming the climate finance vehicle of choice to help developing countries transition to low carbon, climate resilient futures. Developing countries, their development partners and other actors in and around the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are working to operationalise the concept to leverage domestic climate finance with bilateral and multilateral support, and through carbon markets.

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