Wednesday, 20 September 2017

International Coastal Clean-Up 2017- Hart's Cut


Hart’s Cut, Chaguaramas was the Ministry of Planning and Development’s location for the 2017 International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) event. The activity, which was held on September 16, 2017 was conducted in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company (SWMCOL), and at twenty-four (24) other sites across Trinidad and Tobago by other entities.

The ICC is a global data collection exercise with an objective of removing trash and marine debris from beaches and waterways in an effort to help restore the integrity of the marine environment. The data collected is utilised for public awareness and sensitization programmes, mapping trends over the years and policy development. 

The Ministry of Planning and Development, as the Ministry with responsibility for the environment continued to be the largest local monetary sponsor of the event. The combined efforts from the members of staff from the Environmental Policy and Planning Division (EPPD), the Communications Department, the Central Statistical Office (CSO), and other divisions of the Ministry, along with the volunteers from the SWMCOL collectively resulted in the removal of 884lbs of garbage from the bay. The most unusual items collected included plastic veneer strips used for interior decorative purposes, an audio headset, an oil filter, a wooden stool, a paint tin, and dental floss.

 Special thanks to all volunteers who generously gave of their time and worked harmoniously towards the achievement of trash free seas, and for embodying the Ministry of Planning and Development’s ICC theme, ‘Environmental Pride is National Pride’.


 
 

                                     
             









Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Vacancy Announcement: Socioeconomic Assessment exercise

IMPROVING FOREST AND PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT PROJECT

- Vacancy Announcement: Conduct an Information Needs Assessment, Propose Survey Methodology and Develop a Work Plan for a Socioeconomic Assessment

Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago (GCP/TRI/003/GFF) is a full scale project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Government of Trinidad and Tobago through the Ministry of Planning and Development, the European Union and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).  The project’s overarching objective is to improve the sustainability of protected areas systems in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago Project (GCP/TRI/003/GFF) is issuing this Call to conduct an Information Needs Assessment, Propose Survey Methodology and Develop a Work Plan for a Socioeconomic Assessment in and around six pilot protected areas in Trinidad and Tobago.

Please click the link below to see further details of this call:

Applications should be submitted to:

Mrs. Neila Bobb-Prescott, Chief Technical Advisor at Neila.BobbPrescott@fao.org.

Deadline for submission of applications is: Friday 29th September 2017.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Save The Date: International Coastal Cleanup 2017

 
The International Coastal Clean-up is a global exercise whereby volunteers have been removing marine debris from beaches and inland water bodies for the past thirty years. Trinidad and Tobago has been participating in this initiative since 2002. Join the Ministry of Planning and Development, the major local monetary sponsor at Hart's Cut, Chaguaramas on September 16th 2017 from 7-11 a.m. 
 

Remember environmental pride is national pride!