The British High Commission supports Trinidad and Tobago’s Climate Change efforts.

Photo: L to R. Treina Dinoo-Ramlochan and Sue Ann Ramnarine of the EMA’s Air Unit, Chairman EMA Nadra Nathai-Gyan, British High Commissioner Her Excellency Harriet Cross, Managing Director EMA Hayden Romano, and Assistant Technical Manager EMA Jiselle Joseph at the High Commissioner’s visit to the EMA.

The Environmental Management Authority

Friday July 22, 2022 

Trinidad and Tobago is pioneering transparency activities in climate change mitigation and adaptation in the Caribbean with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) and the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) System. The EMA is honoured to be a pivotal player in this project as the Executing Agency and to have received support from the United Kingdom to assist with climate change initiatives.

 

The EMA is the host and operator of the Knowledge Management System, which is the data repository and, therefore, the backbone of the National Climate Change Mitigation Monitoring, Reporting and Verification System. Through this System, Trinidad and Tobago aims to institutionalize and streamline the inventorying of greenhouse gas emissions, track the implementation of mitigation measures, including those related to the Nationally Determined Contribution of Trinidad and Tobago and monitor the use of resources inclusive of support received. The EMA will coordinate the execution of this Project, from the procurement processes to the implementation, development, and oversight of the maintenance of the system to sustain transparency.

 

The British High Commission has been driving international cooperation for sustainable development between Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom (UK). In recent meetings, High Commissioner Her Excellency Harriet Cross discussed climate change, waste management, green transportation and approaches to developing green jobs. The British High Commission has supported the initial operationalization of Trinidad and Tobago’s Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) and the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) System via funding for training, resources and licenses. This capacity building would assist Trinidad and Tobago in its reporting under the Paris Agreement on GHG emissions and on the progress in the implementation and achievement of the mitigation contributions in the Nationally Determined Contribution.