As a small island developing state (SIDS), climate change is a looming threat to Trinidad and Tobago. We are subject to several converging factors that make us particularly vulnerable to the potentially devastating impacts of rising global temperatures. Rising sea levels, increased hurricane frequency and intensity, and changes in rainfall patterns are just a few of the escalating hazards to which our twin-island state is exposed.

As a country, we have no stood idly by and surrendered to the challenges presented by climate change. Trinidad and Tobago, as a signatory to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, has committed the nation to reducing emissions in the power generation, industrial, and transport sectors by 15% by 2030 and to achieve 10% of energy from renewable resources by 2021. In support of this ambitious yet attainable pledge, The NGC Group of Companies has made tangible and quantifiable steps towards becoming an agent of change for energy transition locally.

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