Trinidad and Tobago

Innovation for Lasting Prosperity: Medium Term Policy Framework (MTPF) 2011-2014

Executive
Policy
Passed in 2011
This Policy outlines the government's intent on the socio-economic transformation that needs to take place in order to commit for the'Prosperity for All'. The seven development pillars for sustainable development are:
- People-centred development
- Poverty eradication and social justice
- National and personal security
- Information and communication technologies
- A more diversified, knowledge intensive economy
- Good governance
- Foreign policy.

Under the 'Sustaining the Transformation' section, climate change is recognized as the key environmental issue. Following initiatives will be undertaken by the MTPF:
- ‘greening' of the Priority Bus Route
- Outfit the police surveillance bays along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway with green technology such as solar lighting
- Mainstream the climate policy into the national development policy framework
- Equip the government offices by the Properties and Real Estate Divisions with green technologies
- Develop Green Government Policy.

Within the same section, below initiatives are proposed for risk management and adaptation to disasters:
- Install a culture of safety, public education and awareness
- Develop a Comprehensive Disaster Management Policy Framework
- An Inter-Ministerial Committee established in 2010 to address the issues of flooding and drainage.

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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