Trinidad recently completed an Implementation Plan for its National Climate Plan (NDC). The climate targets strive for a 15% emission reduction below BAU by 2030 in the country’s three highest emitting sectors, including an unconditional reduction in public transportation emissions by 30% by 2030.
Trinidad and Tobago was the 1st Caribbean country to issue its official strategy on how to implement their national climate plan or NDC in contribution to the Paris Agreement.
In order to share their experiences, the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Planning and Development, in partnership with UNDP conducted a Webinar on 25 July, 2017, which was well attended.
With a keynote by Mr. Kishan Kumarsingh, Head of the Ministry’s Multilateral Environmental Agreements Unit and supported by UNDP and the UNDP Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme country team, the Webinar covered the following areas:
- Climate change impacts facing the country and SIDS in general
- Discussion of the methodology used to develop the NDC Implementation Plan
- Key elements of the Plan, including approaches for capacity building, climate finance, sectoral action plans, and institutional cooperation
- Upcoming milestones