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Paris Agreement Trinidad

Most of our regional neighbours carICOM have already ratified the agreement and completed its initial entry into force on 4 November 2016. The only other countries in the Caricom region that have not ratified the agreement are Suriname and Haiti. In December 2015, the Paris climate agreement was approved by 195 nations around the world. This agreement demonstrates the global commitment to reduce CO2 emissions and contain global warming. To date, out of 197 countries that have signed the Paris Agreement, 153 (78%) have already ratified the agreement and implemented it in his own country by committing to a stand-alone plan to reduce CO2 emissions. Trinidad and Tobago is a minority (22%) countries that have not ratified the agreement. “We are in close contact and discussions at the highest level at the level of the finance ministers of the two countries with the government of Guyana,” he continued, to see how Trinidad and Tobago companies are moving to Guyana to find opportunities in services, in the energy sector; How to consolidate this level of cooperation with more structured agreements. The government has also signed a framework agreement on the formation of unity with Barbados, which is expected to allow the exploration of hydrocarbon resources at the maritime border shared by the two countries. The main objective of the agreement is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping global temperature rising well below two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels this century and to continue efforts to further limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Few details were given, but the Minister stated that the agreement was a joint venture between BP Lightsource and Shell. In the run-up to the Paris meeting, each country was asked to develop its own plan to reduce CO2 emissions. Trinidad and Tobago has committed to reducing emissions in the energy production, industry and transportation sectors by 15% by 2030 and has been one of the first countries to make a planned national contribution (INDC). While Trinidad and Tobago signed the agreement, our government has not ratified the agreement and the agreement is therefore not in force. He said the government would meet with leaders at BHP Houston this week to begin talks. – the development of a monitoring, reporting and verification system (MRV) to monitor the implementation of the NDCs and hence the Paris Agreement; T-T is one of the first countries to develop an implementation plan to achieve the National Determination Contribution (NDC), which demonstrates the country`s commitment to the Paris Agreement and low-carbon development (2019) of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The NDC implementation plan was developed as part of a participatory process with key stakeholders. It contains recommendations for (i) institutional capacity building, (ii) integration of climate change issues, (iii) the definition of institutional arrangements and (iv) an action plan for capacity building, (v) individual sector plans for the three sectors involved in NPAs and (vi) a climate funding plan. It can serve as a coordination strategy and serve as the first pause for the country`s transition to a low-carbon economy, in the context of its broader national climate change policy and carbon reduction strategy.

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