Environment and Energy

Environmental degradation remains a major issue for Trinidad and Tobago. The country experiences many environmental problems, from flooding, widespread pollution of its waterways and coastal areas, illegal dumping, deforestation, excessive soil erosion, fisheries and wildlife depletion. As a Small Island Developing State (SIDS), Trinidad and Tobago is highly vulnerable to natural disasters like tropical storms, earthquakes, floods and droughts, as well as climate change and sea level rise.

In 2013-2014 increased emphasis has been given to education and increased advocacy on environmental issues, on capacity building and institutional strengthening, on the promotion of evidence based practices, on the creation of mechanisms for sharing information and knowledge to promote learning, on improved organizational practices and achieve successful outcomes, on increasing monitoring and evaluation of all projects to capture and share lessons learnt from the implementation of community based projects.More

GEF Small Grants Programme implemented by UNDP

With funding from GEF a rural community engages in a fish farming project. Source: UNDP Trinidad and Tobagomore

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Staff from Nature Seekers assist a leatherback turtle amid beached Sargassum at Matura Beach
Responding to Sargassum

  A series of key stakeholder consultation meetings were conducted to find and expedite effective ways of dealing with the Sargassum crisis that has affected manymore 

Managing Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction

  On 19 June, UNDP hosted a Risk Management workshop in Havana Cuba titled – Risk Management in the Caribbean: Caribbean Risk Management Initiative (CRMI) andmore 

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