Welcome to the Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index, where Earth.Org examines the policies and actions regarding the environment of every nation on earth. Combining the most respected global indexes on pollution, climate change, policy, energy, oceans, biodiversity we have produced an overall Global Index, which will be updated annually. This is the Global Sustainability Index for Trinidad and Tobago.

A small island developing state (ISDSS), Trinidad and Tobago is the most industrialized economy in the english-speaking Caribbean. It accounts for less than 1% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions despite 40% of its GDP and 80% of its exports coming from oil and gas. Its government has recognized its responsibilities as a fossil fuel-based economy, committing to the global climate change mitigation effort through the National Climate Change Policy (NCCP). They also developed a Carbon Reduction Strategy (CRS) for their power, transportation and industrial sectors as part of their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) to the Paris Agreement. 

Like most SIDS, Trinidad and Tobago is particularly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change, like higher temperatures, modified and more intense rain patterns and sea level rise. This is why they’ve committed to using low-emission fuels and develop renewable energy infrastructure despite having low overall emissions.

trinidad and tobago global sustainability index

* Our Climate Change Ranking considers this country’s efforts toward climate change insufficient and thus has not ranked it.

** Our Energy ranking considers emission intensity (units of energy per unit of GDP). When one or both are low enough to make their influence negligible on a global scale, the country is left out of the ranking.

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Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index Ranking image description: Trinidad and Tobago Rankings – Policy: 128, Pollution: 168, Climate Change: N/A, Oceans: N/A, Biodiversity: 16, Energy: N/A, Earth.Org Global Sustainability Index Ranking 190.