Global Climate Change Alliance Plus Trinidad and Tobago “Support to the implementation of Trinidad and Tobago’s Nationally Determined Contribution”

Posted February 18, 2022

Duration: 42 months (December 2019 – June 2023)

Overview:

The  GCCA+ project is funded by the European Union and aims to increase Trinidad and Tobago's resilience to climate change by introducing renewable energy as an energy source for electricity generation, thereby contributing to energy security while reducing the use of fossil fuel-based electricity both environmentally and economically. This will successfully contribute to Trinidad and Tobago's National Determined Contribution (NDC) to reduce carbon emissions by 15% through the year 2030.

This programme is expected to result in direct Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reduction through solar energy generation, and indirect GHG reduction through implementation of enabling activities for further growth in EE and RE adoption in T&T.

Objective

The objective of the project is to increase the availability and use of energy from renewable sources, to decrease the emissions of CO2 from the use of fossil fuels and raise public awareness on energy efficiency, correct pricing of energy and benefits of using renewable energy.

Specific Outcomes

  1. Installation of solar energy systems in public utilities and remote communities with the increased capacity to maintain solar power systems will contribute to building up technical expertise and improve awareness on the benefits and potential of renewable energy.
  2. Support to the implementation of the new, Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency-conducive policy, legislative and regulatory framework. This component will aim at maximizing the opportunities available to develop and implement appropriate policy measures and remove gaps in current policies.
  3. Public awareness-raising on energy efficiency, correct pricing and renewable energy will seek to address the lack of awareness on the benefits of using renewable energy and adopting energy efficiency.

Click on the photos below to read more about each solar installation site

Trinidad & Tobago Red Cross Society

Strong Ones Youth Club

Reptile Conservation Centre

Brasso Seco Tourist Facility

Nature Seekers

Brasso Venado Primary School

Fisheries Division

Brasso Seco Community Centre

JC MacDonald Home for the Aged

Speyside High School

Carina

Bloody Bay Recreation Site Visitor Centre

ABOUT GCCA+

Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) is a European Union flagship initiative aimed at helping the world's most vulnerable countries to address climate change. This EU initiative helps mainly Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) increase their resilience to climate change. https://www.gcca.eu/.

This project is managed by the EU Delegation to Trinidad & Tobago and implemented by UNDP.