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Trinidad and Tobago: National climate change policy

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 and Tobago through suitable and relevant strategies and actions to address climate change, including sectoral and cross - sectoral adaptation and mitigation measures.

The policy is guided by the following mutually interactive objectives:

  • reducing or avoiding greenhouse gas emissions from all emitting sectors
  • enhancing carbon sinks
  • protection of the natural environment and human health
  • conserving and building resilience of human and natural systems to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change, including through capacity building,  the application of cleaner and energy efficient technologies, and relevant research and development.  
  • enhanced agricultural production and food security
  • educating the wider public on the potential impacts of climate change and the recommended adaptation strategies 
  • conserving and guaranteeing a sustainable supply of potable water
     

Keywords

  • Themes:Climate Change, Governance
  • Countries/Regions:Trinidad and Tobago

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/60670

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