Port of Spain, June 22, 2020 – Civil society in Trinidad and Tobago is urging accelerated action on climate change for sustainable development and COVID-19 recovery. Thirty civil society priorities for climate action were delivered as part of the newly launched Trinidad and Tobago Civil Society Report: Spotlight on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 Climate Action. The report, which highlights inadequate progress and the critical need for ramping up efforts to address climate change, was released on Monday, June 15, 2020, at a virtual launch event hosted by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI).
Developed with inputs from 53 civil society organisations (CSOs) working across the SDGs and in diverse sectors, the landmark civil society report comes as the Trinidad and Tobago Government is preparing to present its Voluntary National Review (VNR) on progress in implementing the SDGs at the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2020. (See the full press release below.)