Preparation of Trinidad and Tobago’s Third National Communication and First Biennial Update Report to the UNFCCC

Lead country

Trinidad & Tobago

Participating countries

Trinidad & Tobago

Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From November 11, 2016 to May 11, 2021

Project ID: 5296

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Technical team

  • Climate Strategies and Policy Programme

Cross-cutting programme(s)

  • Climate Change Adaptation Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Mainstreaming integrated policy and planning for climate-resilient & sustainable development


  • Human altered areas


  • Industrial site

Transformed sector(s)

  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Agriculture

UNDP role(s)

  • Data collection and analysis


  • Monitor inventory
  • Law regulation
  • Capacity building


  • Environmental accounting
  • Knowledge/Data management
  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Waste management
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Awareness raising
  • Research

Social inclusion

  • Youth/Children
  • Women
  • Local community/CSOs

Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale



  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning

Conventions and protocols

  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • National Communications
  • National Determined Contributions (NDCs)

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy

Project description

This project seeks to develop the Third National Communication (TNC), the first Biennial Update Report (FBUR) and Trinidad and Tobago's Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). These outputs are all part of Trinidad and Tobago's obligations as a signatory to the UNFCCC. It is anticipated that the TNC will be developed over a three-year period, while the FBUR and INDC will be developed in the first year.

USD $952,000

Grant amount


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($952,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Ministry of Planning and Development

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