Trinidad and Tobago

Report on 1st round of National and Sectoral CDM Capacity Building Workshops in Trinidad and Tobago

Official Report by the DNA on the 1st round of National and Sectoral CDM Capacity Building Workshops in Trinidad and Tobago, held on April 12-14, 2011

Workshop Round 1 

Above: Dr. Jørgen Fenhann of the UNEP Risø Centre giving a presentation on CDM Project Types at the First National Workshop.

As prescribed by the work plan of the project, the CDM Capacity Building First National Workshop was successfully held in Port of Spain on April 12-13, 2011, followed closely by the First Sectoral Workshop in Point Lisas on April 14, 2011 with the overall aim of improving local capacity in identifying potential projects for CDM implementation.  

Various presentations were made by Dr. Joergen Fenhann from the UNEP Risoe Centre, and Mr. Oscar Coto, a CDM consultant from Costa Rica. Their presentations included elaborations of the CDM Project Cycle, CDM review and status of the carbon market, CDM project types, CDM methodologies and methodology selection, the Project Idea Note (PIN) and other relevant CDM issues for Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Other presentations were given by local organisations including the Solid Waste Management Company Limited (SWMCOL), the Environmental Management Authority (EMA), Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL), the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs, the Energy Chamber, the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) and the Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Corporation Limited (PLIPDECO) on various potential CDM opportunities for Trinidad and Tobago as well as potential difficulties which may arise.

It was concluded that, at present, the sector with the most potential locally for CDM is energy efficiency, especially in the power generation sector, and it is anticipated that the conversion of a single cycle power plant to combined cycle will constitute one of the first CDM projects locally. Other viable sectors for CDM locally include renewable energy, carbon capture and sequestration and waste management. 

>> Click here for the summary of presentations and full report of the Workshops.

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