Trinidad and Tobagos rich biological resources terrestrial and marine are of

Trinidad and tobagos rich biological resources

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Trinidad and Tobago’s rich biological resources, (terrestrial and marine), are of great importance to all sectors of Trinidad and Tobago and play a critical role in the socio economic development of the country. From the food we eat to the air we breathe, all aspects of our daily life are supported by the ecosystems around us, and these resources are the basis upon which all other sectors depend. The pressure from man-made threats is weakening natural processes and has pushed livelihoods of vulnerable communities to their limits. Therefore the conservation of biodiversity and the environment is essential to the future of this country. The economic value of biodiversity in Trinidad and Tobago can be found from the natural forests and coastal lowland mangroves to coral reefs, all of which support sustainable livelihoods activities such as fishing, craft, eco-tourism and tour guiding and other nature-based activities. Trinidad and Tobago must uphold its international commitments to manage toxic chemicals, ozone depleting gases and waste in a manner that seeks to protect human health and the environment. 109-110 V I S I O N 2 0 3 0 N AT I O N A L D E V E L O P M E N T S T R AT E GY 2 0 1 6 - 2 0 3 0 Development Strategies to 2020
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Goals to 2020 National Outcomes National Outputs Sustainable Development Goals Environmental governance and management systems will be strengthened Improved Environmental Institutional Arrangements Strengthened institutional, policy and regulatory framework Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Carbon footprint will be reduced Reduced Fossil Fuel Use Increased Use of Alternative Fuels in the Transportation Sector Increased Use of Clean and Renewable Energy Technologies Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Improved Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency Measures Implemented in Industries Climate Vulnerability will be assessed Increased Resilience of Climate Vulnerable Communities Climate Change Vulnerability and Risk Assessment developed Adaptation actions for vulnerable sectors implemented Improved Integrated Disaster Risk Management Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Comprehensive waste and pollution management systems will be created Enhanced Waste Management Improved Waste Management Systems Multi-lateral Environmental Agreements-related Actions plans implemented Hazardous Waste Inventory conducted Improved pollution management systems Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well- being for all at all ages Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
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