T&T’s Civil Society Boosts Capacity to Communicate Climate Change


Photo credit: BHP Biliton Trinidad and Tobago Photo credit: BHP Biliton Trinidad and Tobago

As the Caribbean is in the midst of yet another period of drought, we are reminded of the harsh reality that urgent action is needed to address climate change.  Civil society organisations (CSOs) are poised to play a key role in enhancing our understanding about what is climate change, how it will affect us and what we can do.  On March 16-17, representatives from five CSOs in Trinidad and Tobago participated in a two-day workshop designed to enhance their capacity for effective communication about climate change.

The five CSOs at the workshop were the Caribbean Youth Environment Network Trinidad and Tobago Chapter (CYENTT), the Environmental Research Institute Charlotteville (ERIC), Environment Tobago (ET), the Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project (FACRP), and the Turtle Village Trust (TVT).  These organisations are already conducting important education and awareness programmes, for example targeting schools and youth.  They also…

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