Trinidad and Tobago

Latin America and the Caribbean

The state of Trinidad and Tobago is currently in the process of working on its TNA. It has prioritised its key sectors, and work is now underway to determine which technologies to prioritize.

Trinidad and Tobago is an archipelagic nation in the southern Caribbean, located northeast of Venezuela and south of Grenada. Unlike many other Caribbean nations, the island has a relatively large industrial base. It is the largest producer of oil and gas in the Caribbean, sectors that contribute 46% to GDP. With a contribution to the GDP of around 1%, tourism constitutes a much smaller proportion of the nation’s economy than is the case for other Caribbean nations.

Trinidad and Tobago differs from other TNA countries in the region by focusing primarily on mitigation –adaptation is to be treated in a more holistic way to increase resilience in all sectors. The TNA is expected to contribute to deepening the analysis of the target sectors and technologies in the Carbon Reduction Strategy and to take these further towards implementation, for example, by drawing up project concept notes and proposals.

Trinidad and Tobago’s TNA contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

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Key sectors for adaptation

  • Treated holistically as building CC resilience into development (cross-cutting)

Key sectors for mitigation

  • Electric power
  • Industry
  • Transport

Get in touch

Ministry of Planning

Responsible Entity

Kishan Kumarsingh

TNA coordinator