Electric vehicles part of carbon reduction plans for T&T’s Nationally Determined Contributions

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has put plans in motion to prepare for and increase the penetration of electric vehicles in keeping with Trinidad and Tobago’s commitments to the Paris Agreement…
Electric vehicles part of carbon reduction plans for T&T’s Nationally Determined Contributions

Electric vehicles part of carbon reduction plans for T&T’s Nationally Determined Contributions

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has put plans in motion to prepare for and increase the penetration of electric vehicles in keeping with Trinidad and Tobago’s commitments to the Paris Agreement called the Nationally Determined Contributions. A consultant has also been engaged by the United Nations Environment Programme and Denmark Technical University (DTU/UNEP), to develop funding proposals for the instalment of ultra-fast solar electric vehicle chargers.

This was revealed during the inaugural virtual meeting of the Ministerial Committee to co-ordinate the execution of the Implementation Plan for the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of Trinidad and Tobago to the Paris Agreement (2017-2030), held on Wednesday August 4, 2021. Chaired by Planning and Development Minister Camille Robinson-Regis, the Ministerial Committee also includes technical experts and Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Stuart Young, who could not attend the inaugural meeting as well as Minister of Public Utilities, Marvin Gonzales, who was in attendance with his technical team from the Ministry of Public Utilities.