Trinidad and Tobago

Location

Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
10° 37' 0.12" N, 61° 21' 0" W

Capital Based Focal Point:

Assistant Director (Ag)
Socioeconomic Division
Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Developmenp

Capital City: 
Port of Spain
Languages: 
English
Category: Social
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Net enrollment ratio in primary education 92.5 92.7 89.8 91.2 92 89.40000000000001 97.099999999999994 MDG Database
Seats held by women in national parliament, percentage 11.1 16.7 19.4 19.4 19.4 19.4 19.4 26.8 26.8 26.8 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)
Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above) 98.40000000000001 98.7 World Bank
Category: Land
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Agricultural land (1000 Ha) 67 60 60 60 55 54 54 54 54 FAO
Forest area (sq km) 2,280 2,276 2,272 2,268 2,264 2,260 2,256 2,252 World Bank
Forest area (% of land area) 44.44 44.37 44.29 44.21 44.13 44.049999999999997 43.98 43.9 World Bank
Category: Tourism
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
International tourism receipts (% of total exports) 371 361 402 437 568 593 Development Data Group, The World Bank. 2008. 2008 World Development Indicators Online. Washington, DC: The World Bank. Available at: http://go.worldbank.org/U0FSM7AQ40.
Category: Demographics
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Country population 1,295,100 1,300,000 1,304,620 1,309,110 1,313,630 1,318,300 1,323,170 1,328,220 1,333,390 1,338,580 World Bank
Population annual growth 0.399686 0.377558 0.355138 0.34357 0.344677 0.354569 0.368583 0.380783 0.388638 0.389001 World Bank
Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births) 59 55 55 World Bank
Category: Indices
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
HDI - Human Development Index 0.685 0.713 0.721 0.727 0.731 0.732 0.736 UNDP International Human Development Indicators - Calculated based on data from UNDESA (2009d), Barro and Lee (2010), UNESCO Institute for Statistics (2010b), World Bank (2010b) and IMF(2010a).
Category: Economy
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
GNI per capita, PPP (current international $) 11,350 12,240 13,500 15,610 17,800 19,060 22,180 25,010 23,520 24,970 World Bank
ODA received as % of GNI 0.02 0.02 0.1 0.03 0.01 0.01 0.08 0.1 0.05 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)
Workers remittances (current US$) 38,000,000 41,000,000 79,000,000 87,000,000 86,900,000 92,400,000 91,200,000 109,400,000 109,400,000 UN Data
Category: Energy
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Electric power consumption (kWh) 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 7 World Bank
Combustible renewables and waste (metric tons of oil equivalent) 34 25 28 23 24 25 32 12 World Bank
Fossil fuel energy consumption (% of total) 99.66 99.76000000000001 99.73999999999999 99.78 99.81 99.81 99.78 99.93000000000001 World Bank
Category: Climate Change and Sea-level Rise
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), thousand metric tons of CO2 (CDIAC) 24,514 25,024 26,890 27,697 31,555 30,949 34,481 37,037 MDG Database (CDIAC Data)
Category: Freshwater
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Improved water source (% of population with access) 91 77 91 93 94 World Bank
Category: Biodiversity
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)

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Country Strategies: 
Title Programme Name Programme Description Year
UNFCCC Nat Comm - Trinidad and Tobago Initial national communication of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Strategy Description 2001
NBSAP - Trinidad and Tobago Fourth National Report of Trinidad and Tobago to the Convention on Biological Diversity Strategy Description 2010
NSDS - Trinidad and Tobago
Bill | 30 Jul 2013
July 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) announced that they undertook back-to-back legislative assistance missions to Dominica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago from 10-21 June 2013. The main outcome was the adoption of enabling legislation (but not implementing regulations) in Saint Lucia and the development of draft legislation (but not enactment) in the other four...
Bill | 18 Jul 2013
8 July 2013: The 34th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) convened in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, from 4-6 July 2013. In honor of CARICOM's 40th anniversary, the meeting's theme was '40 Years of Integration: Celebration and Renewal.' UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in a statement delivered by Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC...
Bill | 08 Jul 2013
11 June 2013: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risoe Centre has released a compilation report assessing the status of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) development, capacity building and opportunities in 15 Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. The report aims to inform decisions on policy making and project development to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the assessed countries and beyond. The 15 countries include Angola, Belize, Burkina Faso, the Democratic...
External Resources: 

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National focal point for sustainable development: 
Ministry of Public Utilities and the Environment