Environmental Policy and Planning Division TT

Environmental Policy and Planning Division TT Our mission is to ensure there is a balance between Government's efforts to increase the pace of socio-economic development and the need to ensure conservation of the country's natural resources and preservation of the environment in Trinidad & Tobago.

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Border control agencies play a critical role as the first line of defence in the transboundary movements of hazardous wa...
11/01/2021

Border control agencies play a critical role as the first line of defence in the transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and toxic chemicals, particularly for illegal shipments to developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

To this end, a virtual regional training workshop on the “Detection, Identification and Classification of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) by Border Control Agencies” was hosted by the Basel Convention Regional Center-Caribbean (BCRC-C). The main objectives of the training were to: improve the ability to detect and identify illegal shipments; train on the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions and the regulation of international trade of hazardous waste, industrial chemicals and POPs; train on the role of border control in the implementation of the BRS Conventions; and to improve cooperation with national and regional counterparts in the control of transboundary movement of chemicals and waste.

The Ministry of Planning and Development was represented by Ms. Keima Gardiner and Ms. Tushara Maharaj of the EPPD. They formed part of the Trinidad and Tobago contingent of key border control stakeholders which included: the Customs and Excise Division, the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Inspectorate of the Ministry of Health, the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards, the Trade Licence Unit of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, the EMA, and the additional members of the national Project Working Committee: SWMCOL, the Water Resources Agency (WRA) and the Tobago House of Assembly (THA).

This training was facilitated under the regional GEF 5558 Project: “Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Management Mechanism for (POPs) in the Caribbean” for the eight (8) project countries, inclusive of Trinidad and Tobago, as well as to an additional six (6) Parties served by the Centre. The training was held over four (4) half-day sessions starting with a Regional Introductory Session on November 16, 2020, and training on November 17, along with country level presentations, November 26 and December 2, 2020.

Photos courtesy Basel Convention Regional Centre - Caribbean

Have you registered yet⁉️🔗 https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5npc-FxxSPWtqKdYAayodw 🔗
11/01/2021

Have you registered yet⁉️

🔗 https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5npc-FxxSPWtqKdYAayodw 🔗

‼️Webinar alert‼️ Presentation of Results of the Pilot Project on the Trinidad and Tobago National Climate Mitigation Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) System. ⁣⁣
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As part of the #ParisAgreement, Trinidad and Tobago submitted its plans for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which stipulates the reduction in cumulative emissions from a business as usual baseline by 15% in the transport, industry and power generation sectors, to be achieved by 2030. ⁣⁣
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The Paris Agreement requires governments to report on the implementation of their plans through a robust accountability and transparency system, known as monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) systems, that are to produce accurate, transparent, comparable, complete and consistent information regarding the emission and mitigation of #GHGs. ⁣⁣
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Join us on Tuesday as we present the results of the Pilot Project on the Trinidad and Tobago National Climate Mitigation #MRV System. Feature presentation by Mr. Randyll Pandohie and Mr. Ryan Deosaran (Expert Consultants). ⁣⁣
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Webinar details: ⁣⁣
📅Date- Tuesday 12th January, 2021⁣⁣
⏰Time- 1pm (AST) ⁣⁣
Duration- Approximately 60mins. ⁣⁣
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🔗👇🏽 Registration link 👇🏽🔗

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5npc-FxxSPWtqKdYAayodw
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Kindly note, after registering you will receive the link to access our webinar via email.⁣⁣
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Feel free to share with interested persons.⁣⁣
We look forward to your participation!⁣⁣
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#EPPDTT #ClimateChange #MRV Ministry of Planning and Development

‼️Webinar alert‼️ Presentation of Results of the Pilot Project on the Trinidad and Tobago National Climate Mitigation Mo...
06/01/2021

‼️Webinar alert‼️ Presentation of Results of the Pilot Project on the Trinidad and Tobago National Climate Mitigation Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) System. ⁣⁣
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As part of the #ParisAgreement, Trinidad and Tobago submitted its plans for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which stipulates the reduction in cumulative emissions from a business as usual baseline by 15% in the transport, industry and power generation sectors, to be achieved by 2030. ⁣⁣
⁣⁣
The Paris Agreement requires governments to report on the implementation of their plans through a robust accountability and transparency system, known as monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) systems, that are to produce accurate, transparent, comparable, complete and consistent information regarding the emission and mitigation of #GHGs. ⁣⁣
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Join us on Tuesday as we present the results of the Pilot Project on the Trinidad and Tobago National Climate Mitigation #MRV System. Feature presentation by Mr. Randyll Pandohie and Mr. Ryan Deosaran (Expert Consultants). ⁣⁣
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Webinar details: ⁣⁣
📅Date- Tuesday 12th January, 2021⁣⁣
⏰Time- 1pm (AST) ⁣⁣
Duration- Approximately 60mins. ⁣⁣
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🔗👇🏽 Registration link 👇🏽🔗

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5npc-FxxSPWtqKdYAayodw
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Kindly note, after registering you will receive the link to access our webinar via email.⁣⁣
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Feel free to share with interested persons.⁣⁣
We look forward to your participation!⁣⁣
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#EPPDTT #ClimateChange #MRV Ministry of Planning and Development

08/12/2020
!!Webinar alert‼ “An Overview of the National Standards for Safety of Toys”

During the Christmas season where the gifting of toys usually sees a considerable uptick, toys containing high levels of certain chemicals can potentially pose a high risk to children. The Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (TTBS) plays a very important role in developing quality standards for many consumer goods, including toys which help to safeguard the general public, particulary those most vulnerable such as our children, from harm.

Join us this Thursday as we partner with the #TTBS to discuss the National Standards for Safety of Toys during this season of giving.

Webinar details:
📅Date- Thursday 10th December 2020
⏰Time- 1pm (AST)
Duration- Approximately 60mins.
Registration link-
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Tx7cXlf7SXqC_2wk0HuF8A

Kindly note, after registering you will receive the link to access our webinar via email.
Feel free to share with interested persons.
We look forward to your participation! #EPPDTT #TTBS #NationalStandards #ToySafety

‼️Webinar alert‼️ The Role of Ecosystems in Mitigation and Management of Covid-19 and other Zoonoses. Diseases transmiss...
23/11/2020

‼️Webinar alert‼️ The Role of Ecosystems in Mitigation and Management of Covid-19 and other Zoonoses.

Diseases transmissible from animals to humans through direct contact or through food, water, and the environment, are commonly referred to as ‘zoonoses’. The interface shared among humans, animals, and the environment has been a source of diseases impacting public health. This has therefore lead to rising international concern about the zoonotic origins of many pandemics.

Join us this Thursday as we partner with the #UnitedNationsEnvironmentProgramme to discuss the role of ecosystems and the management of zoonotic diseases like #Covid19 🦠

Webinar details:
📅Date- Thursday 26th November 2020
⏰Time- 1pm (AST)
Duration- Approximately 60mins.
Registration link-

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_22Vn67WFSA2BBgueGG2uwg

Kindly note, after registering you will receive the link to access our webinar via email.

Feel free to share with interested persons.
We look forward to your participation! UN Environment Programme

#EPPDTT #Zoonoses #UNEP

Coming up later today! Don't miss it! Register now!
12/11/2020

Coming up later today! Don't miss it! Register now!

‼️Webinar Alert‼️ Pest Control – The Giant African Snail.

The Giant African snail was first found in Trinidad and Tobago in 2008 and since then there has been a sustained effort to eradicate this invasive alien species led by the Research Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries.

The Giant African Snail is especially dangerous as it is a host for the rat lungworm, which causes eosinophilic meningitis in human beings.

Join us this Thursday as we shed light on the impacts of the giant African snail on the environment here in Trinidad and Tobago with Entomologist, Mr. Rishi Mohansingh from the Research Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries.

Webinar details:
🗓 Date: Thursday 12th November, 2020
⏰ Time: 1pm (AST)
Duration: Approximately 60mins

Registration Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8UitajcFTtuMqxFJzbN_Hg

Kindly note, after registering you will receive the link to access our webinar via email.

Feel free to share with interested persons.
We look forward to your participation!

#EPPDTT #PestManagement #TheGiantAfricanSnail

‼️Webinar Alert‼️ Pest Control – The Giant African Snail. The Giant African snail was first found in Trinidad and Tobago...
10/11/2020

‼️Webinar Alert‼️ Pest Control – The Giant African Snail.

The Giant African snail was first found in Trinidad and Tobago in 2008 and since then there has been a sustained effort to eradicate this invasive alien species led by the Research Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries.

The Giant African Snail is especially dangerous as it is a host for the rat lungworm, which causes eosinophilic meningitis in human beings.

Join us this Thursday as we shed light on the impacts of the giant African snail on the environment here in Trinidad and Tobago with Entomologist, Mr. Rishi Mohansingh from the Research Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries.

Webinar details:
🗓 Date: Thursday 12th November, 2020
⏰ Time: 1pm (AST)
Duration: Approximately 60mins

Registration Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8UitajcFTtuMqxFJzbN_Hg

Kindly note, after registering you will receive the link to access our webinar via email.

Feel free to share with interested persons.
We look forward to your participation!

#EPPDTT #PestManagement #TheGiantAfricanSnail

‼️ Webinar Alert‼️-Ozone Layer Depletion and Skin Cancer 🌎☀️The ozone layer forms a protective filter against harmful UV...
24/10/2020

‼️ Webinar Alert‼️-Ozone Layer Depletion and Skin Cancer 🌎☀️

The ozone layer forms a protective filter against harmful UV radiation from the sun. Depletion of this protective barrier therefore increases UV-related harm to humans and the environment. Skin damage including sunburn, premature ageing, and in severe cases skin cancer are all potential consequences.

Join us this Thursday as we shed light on the impacts of ozone layer depletion, as it relates specifically to skin cancer with the National Ozone Unit and Mrs. Sherma Mills Serette, Team Lead Educator, Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society.

Webinar details:
🗓 Date: Thursday 29th October, 2020
⏰ Time: 1pm (AST)
Duration: Approximately 60mins

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/2HAENvS

Kindly note, after registering you will receive the link to access our webinar via email.

Feel free to share with interested persons.

We look forward to your participation!

#EPPDTT #WebinarSeries #ozone #skincancer #skinsafe #ozonelayer #ozonedepletion #nolifewithoutozone #protecttheozonelayer #noutt #nationalozoneunit

Tune in!
23/10/2020

Tune in!

Climate Change & the Media:
TUNE IN for a video production looking into the role of the media in mitigating climate change in T&T.
Premiering tonight on CCN TV6: Trinidad and Tobago, from 8:30 PM, (Oct 23).
See the image for other dates.
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Brought to you by the Ministry of Planning's Multilateral Environmental Agreements Unit and the UNDP Trinidad and Tobago.

‼️ Webinar Alert‼️- Renewable Energy in Trinidad and Tobago 💨🌊☀️Renewable energies (RE) are sources of clean, inexhausti...
10/10/2020

‼️ Webinar Alert‼️- Renewable Energy in Trinidad and Tobago 💨🌊☀️

Renewable energies (RE) are sources of clean, inexhaustible and increasingly competitive energy. They differ from fossil fuels principally in their diversity, abundance and potential for use anywhere on the planet, but above all in that they produce minimal greenhouse gases and polluting emissions.

Join our webinar this Thursday as we discuss #RenewableEnergy in the local context and explore its feasibility, technologies, challenges and the future of RE in 🇹🇹 with Dr. Kiron Neale, Energy Efficiency Professional.

Webinar details:
🗓Date: Thursday 15th October 2020
⏱Time: 1pm (AST)
Duration: Approximately 60mins

Registration link- https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XhtMxx_uT1C_YlZWNVy0wg

Kindly note, after registering you will receive the link to access our webinar via email. Feel free to share with interested persons.

#EPPDTT #EnvironmentalWebinarSeries #RenewableEnergy Ministry of Planning and Development

‼️Webinar Alert‼️ - Marine Plastic Litter and MicroplasticsEvery year, about 8 million tonnes of plastic waste streams i...
25/09/2020

‼️Webinar Alert‼️ - Marine Plastic Litter and Microplastics

Every year, about 8 million tonnes of plastic waste streams its way into the oceans. The high and rapidly growing quantities of marine plastic litter and microplastics represent a serious environmental and socio-economic issue affecting marine life, ecosystems, health, food security, the tourism sector and livelihoods. The impacts know no boundaries, spanning the national, regional and even international scale.

Join our webinar this Thursday as we dive into the issue of marine plastic litter and microplastics with Mr. Christopher Corbin, Programme Officer for Marine Pollution, Cartagena Convention Secretariat, UNEP and Ms. Marissa Mohamed, International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) Country Coordinator and Executive Director of CNIRD.

Webinar details:
🗓 Date: Thursday 1st October, 2020
⏰ Time: 1pm (AST)
Duration: Approximately 60mins
Registration Link: https://bit.ly/2FQH8mf

Kindly note, after registering you will receive the link to access our webinar via email. Feel free to share with interested persons.

We look forward to your participation!

#EPPDTT #WebinarSeries #marinelitter #marineplasticlitter #microplastics #cleanseas

19/09/2020
ICC Foreshore on TTT

TTT's coverage of our clean-up efforts on the Foreshore last year as part of International Coastal Clean-up (ICC). We thank our volunteers for their continued support throughout the years, and though we could not host our traditional data collection exercise today, we encourage you to take action to stem the tide of trash at the source as 80% of marine litter originates on land.

#ICC #ICCTT #coastalcleanupTT #coastalcleanup #CleanOn

19/09/2020
ICC Clean-up Forshore

On the third Saturday in September, volunteers around the world mobilise to clean up shorelines as part of International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) efforts.

We could not host our traditional data collection exercise today, so we have decided to share some memories from last year at the end of the clean-up efforts on the day at the Foreshore.

We thank our volunteers for their continued support throughout the years, and we encourage you to take action to stem the tide of trash at the source as 80% of marine litter originates on land.

#ICC #ICCTT #coastalcleanupTT #coastalcleanup #CleanOn

On the third Saturday in September, volunteers around the world mobilise to clean up shorelines as part of International...
19/09/2020

On the third Saturday in September, volunteers around the world mobilise to clean up shorelines as part of International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) efforts.

We could not host our traditional data collection exercise today, so we have decided to share some memories from last year when we promoted the event with country coordinator International Coastal Cleanup Trinidad & Tobago and our site partner European Union in Trinidad and Tobago on television, as well as clean-up efforts on the day at the Foreshore.

We thank our volunteers for their continued support throughout the years, and we encourage you to take action to stem the tide of trash at the source as 80% of marine litter originates on land.
#ICC #ICCTT #coastalcleanupTT #coastalcleanup #CleanOn

19/09/2020
ICC 2019

On the third Saturday in September, volunteers around the world mobilise to clean up shorelines as part of International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) efforts.

We could not host our traditional data collection exercise today, so we have decided to share some memories from last year's clean-up efforts at the Foreshore.

We thank our volunteers for their continued support throughout the years, and we encourage you to take action to stem the tide of trash at the source as 80% of marine litter originates on land.

#ICC #ICCTT #coastalcleanupTT #coastalcleanup #CleanOn

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The Environmental Policy and Planning Division (EPPD), a Division in the Ministry of Planning and Development, was established in 1998 as part of Government’s sustainable development efforts. The Division’s primary responsibility is to ensure that the pattern of development pursued by Trinidad and Tobago takes place in a manner that is not harmful to the environment.

The EPPD has two (2) sub-units:


  • The National Ozone Unit (NOU) and,

  • The Multilateral Environmental Agreement (MEA) Unit

  • Other Government Organizations in Port of Spain

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