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State of the Environment Report - 2001 and 2002, Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI):Provisional Indices and profiles for Trinidad & Tobago

dc.contributor.authorEnvironmental Management Authority (EMA) - Trinidad and Tobago
dc.coverage.spatialTrinidad and Tobago
dc.coverage.spatialLatin America and the Caribbean
dc.coverage.spatialSmall Island Developing States (SIDS)
dc.descriptionThis year’s state of the environment report presents in one consolidated text, a review of the environmental vulnerability of Trinidad and Tobago, using an Environmental Vulnerability Index composed of 48 environmental vulnerability indicators. The index focuses on the vulnerability of the environment to natural risks and to humans. It is based on the premise that the vulnerability of the environment to events in the near future can be determined from the calculated probability of their actual occurrence in the recent past. The main strength of the EVI is that it an impartial measure and provides simplified summary information and, also the detailed data required to highlight specific areas of concern for environmental managers, scientists and the general public. It thus helps identify mechanisms that tend to degrade the state of the environment which provide goods (e.g. food, fibre, oxygen) and services (e.g. water purification, waste treatment, pollination, recreation) that support human well-being. The indicators are divided into 5 categories of environmental vulnerability such as meteorological events (6 indicators), geological events (3 indicators), country characteristics (7 indicators), biological factors (8 indicators) and anthropogenic factors (24 indicators). The indicators are scored on a global vulnerability scale of 1-7, where 4 are average and scores 1-3 indicate below average vulnerability while scores of 5-7 indicate above average vulnerability.
dc.publisherEnvironmental Management Authority (EMA) - Trinidad and Tobago
dc.subjectclimate change
dc.subject climate change adaptation
dc.subject climate change mitigation
dc.subject climate protection
dc.subjectenvironmental protection
dc.subjectcoast protection
dc.subjectcoastal environment
dc.subjectmarine ecosystem
dc.subjectmarine environment
dc.subjectmarine pollution
dc.subjectisland ecosystem
dc.subjectsea level rise
dc.subjectsea level
dc.subjectfreshwater conservation
dc.subjectfreshwater monitoring
dc.subjectfreshwater resource
dc.subjectfreshwater degradation
dc.subjectsea resource
dc.subjectsea water protection
dc.subjectland management and planning
dc.subjectenergy management
dc.subjectenergy efficiency
dc.subjectwater management
dc.subjectwater resources management
dc.subjectwaste management
dc.subjectforest management
dc.subjectforest resource
dc.subjectinternational agreement
dc.subjectsustainable development
dc.subjectSmall Island Developing States (SIDS)
dc.subjectenvironmental index
dc.subject.classificationEcosystem Management
dc.subject.classificationEnvironmental Governance
dc.subject.classificationEnvironment Under Review
dc.titleState of the Environment Report - 2001 and 2002, Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI):Provisional Indices and profiles for Trinidad & Tobago
dc.typeReports and Books
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 13 - Climate Action
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 14 - Life Below Water
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 15 - Life on Land
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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