Trinidad and Tobago

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The Voluntary National Report of Trinidad and Tobago for the Midterm Review of the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (MTR SF).
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The two-island country of Trinidad and Tobago boasts a strong industrial economic base. While public institutions around disaster and emergency management are strong, the country lacks an updated legal framework through which to operate.
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This profile documents the projected climate impacts in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC) region. The high vulnerability to climate impacts in the region often drive direct integration of climate risk management into planning processes.

Over the past 30 years in the Caribbean, floods and tropical storm damage affected 1.5 million people directly and caused over USD 5 billion in damage. The increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events stress societies and natural systems

The Climate Risk Adaptation and Insurance in the Caribbean (CRAIC II) project aims to refine, revive and upscale the Livelihood protection policy (LPP) - (launched in phase I) by making it affordable, valuable and reachable in the Caribbean region. The

The national climate change policy will aim to provide policy guidance for the development of an appropriate administrative and legislative framework, in harmony with other sectoral policies, for the pursuance of a low-carbon development path for Trinidad

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The purpose of this plan is to minimize the loss of life and damage to property and the environment in Trinidad and Tobago.
The profile summarizes how climate change will potentially impact six key sectors across the region: coastal resources, human health, water resources, tourism, fisheries, and agriculture.

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