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
Projects and Initiatives
Towards creating a Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States in Aruba
This project will seek to leverage Aruba's technical expertise and experience in sustainable development to provide a platform for strengthening innovation and resilience among SIDS.more