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Conference and Peer Reviewed Papers

Conference Proceedings / Presentations

1. New Caribbean National Ozone Officers, Regional Training workshop

7-8 October, 2011 Trinidad and Tobago - Agenda

i. Identifying WCO Codes

2. The Main Meeting of the OzonAction Networks for Latin America and the Caribbean

4-8 October, 2011 Trinidad and Tobago


Tuesday 4th October 2011 - Agenda

i. Status of Compliance

ii. Multilateral Fund

iii. Bali - November 21-25

iv. North American Proposal for phasing down of HFCs

Wednesday 5th October 2011 - Agenda

i. Co-Financing Options

ii. GEF Investment in Climate Change Mitigation and Sound Chemicals Management

iii. Climate Investment Funds (CIF)

iv. ODS Licensing System

v. NAMAs for Sustainable Refrigeration, Air- conditioning and Foam Production

Thursday 6th October 2011 - Agenda

i. List of Participants

ii. Role of Tertiary Institutions and Universities in HCFC Elimination

iii. Technology Options and HPMPs

iv. Solar Cooling and SolarChill Project

v. Energy Efficiency: The Mexican experience

vi. HPMP - A Sustainable Approach

vii. USA - ODS Licensing System - Illegal Import Case Studies

Friday 7th October 2011 - Agenda


ii. IDB

iii. Conclusions

iv. Participants - Group Photo

3. Proceedings of the 1st Research Symposium on Biodiversity in Trinidad and Tobago

ISBN: 978-976-620-275-0

The United Nations proclaimed 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB). The aim of this declaration was to raise public awareness of the importance of biodiversity and the consequences of its loss. The year 2010 is of particular significance to the international community as it is the year that was set for achieving a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss, the so called 2010 Biodiversity Target. In this regard, IYBD provided a unique opportunity to increase understanding of the vital role that biodiversity plays in sustaining life on Earth with the objective of:

i. Enhancing public awareness on the importance of biodiversity and on the underlying threats to biodiversity, including climate change;

ii. Raising awareness of the accomplishments to date that communities and governments have achieved in efforts to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and its components and to promote the equitable sharing of benefits from the use of genetic resources as well as to raise awareness on shortcomings in these efforts;

iii. Promoting innovative solutions to reduce these threats; and

iv. Initiating dialogue among stakeholders for steps to be taken in post-2010 period.

In an effort to highlight scientific research being conducted in Trinidad and Tobago related to biological diversity to the national and international community, The University of the West Indies (UWI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Housing and the Environment (MHE), agreed to convene a Research Poster and Paper Presentation Symposium. This activity was designed to commemorate the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, and was held on November 25, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza, Port of Spain.

Proceedings from the conference can be viewed here

Peer Reviewed Papers


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