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BUDGET FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
Here is an article published in the Trinidad Express written by CZITT Founder, Donald Baldeosingh, on Climate Change.
CZITT NSSCQ 2019 RULES FOR THE PRELIMINARY ROUNDS
The Preliminary Rounds of the Climate Quiz are guided by the rules set out in this document.
Here you will Find the Study Material for CZITT’s National Secondary School Climate Quiz Study Material
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
The Environmental Management Act No.3 was passed in March 1995 and was later repealed and re-enacted as the Environmental Management Act (EM Act), Chapter 35:05 of 2000. The EM Act is legislation with the goal of ensuring the protection, conservation, enhancement of the environment of Trinidad and Tobago.
This Act enables the Commission to generate and supply electrical energy and for other purposes.
It allows the Regulated Industries Commission to perform certain functions with respect to service providers. They are also responsible for licensing service providers and making amendments to various Acts.
Background information is given comprising of a brief overview of the state of the environment and an analysis of the regulatory, practical and policy implementation issues impacting upon the development and successful implementation of the Policy.The final chapter contains a programme for promoting the Policy and seeking effective commitment from all groups and citizens in society to achieve the stated objectives.
There is now mounting evidence that there is currently an accelerated rate of warming and climate change as a result of human activity, primarily due to an increase in the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere as a result of fossil fuel combustion, industrial processes and waste management.
The National Waste Recycling Policy (NWRP) was approved in February 2015. Its purpose is to establish an appropriate legislative, administrative and institutional framework for waste reduction and recycling. Its goal is to reduce waste requiring final disposal, minimise the impact of waste on human health and the environment and improve resource use efficiency.
The University of the West Indies Engineering Institute supported the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries in developing a Renewable Energy Policy Framework for Trinidad and Tobago with the objective to provide optimum growth and development of the country’s renewable energy resources to maximise opportunities for clean energy and development of a culture for energy efficiency and conservation.
Trinidad and Tobago’s intended nationally determined contribution (iNDC) is based on its Carbon Reduction Strategy developed for its power generation, transportation and industrial sectors, these being major emitting sectors of the economy, and consistent with implementing the provisions of the National Climate Change Policy.
This strategy is a tool which is intended to be continuously updated. It is designed to create the necessary conditions and capacities for multidisciplinary implementation of climate change action based on the policies of the Government, while strengthening inter-governmental coordination.
This paper seeks to stimulate the national dialogue on Renewable Energy (RE) and sensitise key stakeholders of opportunities and options to advance the uptake in RE at a national level. It also outlines critical actions for advancing RE in Trinidad and Tobago and presents some of the best practices from countries around the world in developing and deployment of commercial RE in the electricity sector and examines the current RE framework and initiatives for RE integration.
The Knowledge Platform is a partnership between the Caribbean National Resources Institute (CANARI) and the European Union of Trinidad and Tobago. It is a dynamic virtual space made to provide easy access to online information in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and implementation methods of the SDGs at a national and regional level with focus on the innovative role of civil society organisations (CSOs) are taking.
This Amendment entered into force on January 01, 2019. It provides at least twenty instruments of ratification to the Montreal Protocol. States and economic integration organisations who are parties to the Protocol have submitted their acceptance or approval. The Amendment comes in six languages.
The Paris Agreement builds upon the Convention and for the first time brings all nations to a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, with enhanced support to assist developing countries to do so. As such, it charts a new course in the global climate effort.
The Rotterdam Convention is a multilateral environmental agreement on the import and export of certain hazardous chemicals. Countries make informed decisions to accept the chemicals they are prepared to receive, and exclude those they decide they cannot manage safely.
The Stockholm Convention is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants (POPs). POPs are chemicals that remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed geographically, accumulate in the fatty tissue of living organisms and are toxic to humans and wildlife.
CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES (COP)
The COP is the supreme decision-making body of the Convention. All States that are Parties to the Convention are represented at the COP, at which they review the implementation of the Convention and any other legal instruments that the COP adopts and takes decisions necessary to promote the effective implementation of the Convention, including institutional and administrative arrangements.
The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Proposal was designed to eliminate the risks from transboundary movements of hazardous wastes. Risks include those arising from the transportation, handling, disposal and recycling.
The Protocol is designed to recognise worldwide emissions caused by certain substances that can deplete or modify the ozone layer which can result in adverse effects on human health as well as the environment. It also urges persons to be mindful that there is an obligation to take appropriate measures to protect human health and the environment.