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As a small island nation, Trinidad and Tobago does not have high greenhouse gas emissions, but the effects of climate change are very apparent. Despite its low contribution to the exacerbation of climate change, Trinidad and Tobago has been very active in the international community in addressing environmental changes. The island has very recently drafted a National Climate Change Policy aimed at addressing possible damage, coastline erosion, and increased salinization of groundwater.1 Other issues on the islands include industrial wastes and raw sewage, oil pollution on beaches, and deforestation.2

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1 http://www.iso.org/iso/home/news_index/news_archive/news.htm?refid=Ref1857

2 http://thecommonwealth.org/our-member-countries/trinidad-and-tobago
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Geography

Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela
Area

Total 5,128 sq km
Land 5,128 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

tropical; rainy season (June to December)
Natural Resources

petroleum, natural gas, asphalt ;
Natural Hazards

outside usual path of hurricanes and other tropical storms
Current Environmental Issues

water pollution from agricultural chemicals, industrial wastes, and raw sewage; oil pollution of beaches; deforestation; soil erosion

Demographics

Nationality
Trinidadian, Tobagonian
Population
1,225,225 (July 2013 est.)
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Trinidad and Tobago has earned a reputation as an excellent investment site for international businesses and has one of the highest growth rates and per capita incomes in Latin America. Economic growth between 2000 and 2007 averaged slightly over 8%, significantly above the regional average of about 3.7% for that same period; however, GDP has slowed down since then and contracted during 2009-2011 due to depressed natural gas prices and changing markets. Growth had been fueled by investments in liquefied natural gas, petrochemicals, and steel with additional upstream and downstream investment planned. Trinidad and Tobago is the leading Caribbean producer ...See More of oil and gas, and its economy is heavily dependent upon these resources but it also supplies manufactured goods, notably food products and beverages, as well as cement to the Caribbean region. Oil and gas account for about 40% of GDP and 80% of exports, but only 5% of employment. Oil production has declined over the last decade as the country focused the majority of its efforts on natural gas. However, declining reserves, lack of government investment in the sector, and the changing global gas market raises concern for the long-term growth of the country's energy sector. Although Trinidad and Tobago enjoys cheap electricity from natural gas, the renewable energy sector has recently garnered increased interest. The country is also a regional financial center with a well-regulated and stable financial system. Other sectors the Government of Trinidad and Tobago targeted for increased investment and projected growth include tourism, agriculture, information and communications technology, and shipping. The economy benefits from a growing trade surplus with the US. The US is Trinidad and Tobago's leading trade partner. The previous MANNING administration benefited from fiscal surpluses fueled by the dynamic export sector; however, declines in oil and gas prices have reduced government revenues, challenging the current government's commitment to maintaining high levels of public investment. Crime and bureaucratic hurdles continue to be the biggest deterrents for attracting more foreign direct investment and business. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$27.14 billion (2012 est.); $27.03 billion (2011 est.); $27.74 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

24.8% of GDP (2012 est.); 24.7% of GDP (2011 est.); 36.6% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cocoa, rice, citrus, coffee, vegetables; poultry; sugar
Industries

petroleum and petroleum products, liquefied natural gas (LNG), methanol, ammonia, urea, steel products, beverages, food processing, cement, cotton textiles