Helping nations prepare for a changing climate
Top Skills
What we do best
– Climate Modelling
– Spatial Downscaling
– Temporal Disaggregation
– Hydrological Modelling
– Green Infrastructure Modelling
– Sectoral Impact Assessment
– Adaptation & Mitigation Planning
Top Services
What we offer
Develop high-resolution climate projections to inform:
– Research
– Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
– Adaptation and mitigation planning
– Policy development
– Develop greenhouse gas projections
– Perform NDC updating
Top Actions
Something for everyone
– Training tomorrow’s leaders today through internships
– Join the journey to discover future climate change
– Explore nature-based solutions for adaptation
– Find out how you can reduce your carbon footprint
– Undertake a training course and enhance your skills
– Engage in cutting research
– Uncover the science you need to inform policies
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Intergenerational Ethics
~ We have a moral responsibility to attain environmental sustainability for future generations ~

Message from the Director

As we grapple with the reality of life in an unpredictable and unprecedented climate, we must swiftly adopt a coordinated and collaborative approach to drive sustainable development and accelerate ambitious climate action for future generations because earth cannot fit in a time capsule.

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Research Highlights

High-resolution rainfall datasets have been developed to:

  • Analyse future rainfall intensity in Trinidad using temporal disaggregation techniques
  • Predict and quantify flood magnitude
  • Perform green infrastructure modelling
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Recent Projects

Rainfall projections for two SIDS have been spatially downscaled to produce high-resolution datasets to:

  • Inform a flood and landslide risk assessment
  • Examine the sensitivity of fractured rock island-aquifer systems to groundwater pumping and future rainfall variability
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COP26 Highlights

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SDG 13
Climate Action
The Paris Agreement adopted in 2015, aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The agreement also aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change, through appropriate financial flows, a new technology framework and an enhanced capacity building framework. To limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, as embodied in the Paris Agreement, aggressive climate action is needed. Starting in 2020, greenhouse gas emissions must fall by ~7.6% each year.
Why does Climate Action matter?
SDG 13 Targets and Indicators
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Climate Transparency
Enhanced Transparency Framework
The Paris Agreement establishes an Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) designed to build trust and confidence that all countries are contributing their share to the global effort. The ETF makes it possible to track the progress of individual countries so that it will be possible to compare a country’s actions against its plans and ambitions as described in its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Understanding future greenhouse gas emissions can help countries define their reduction targets, track their progress to existing targets, estimate the impacts of different mitigation measures and help plan mitigation measures for the medium and long-term.
SDG 13
Climate Action
The Paris Agreement adopted in 2015, aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The agreement also aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change, through appropriate financial flows, a new technology framework and an enhanced capacity building framework. To limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, as embodied in the Paris Agreement, aggressive climate action is needed. Starting in 2020, greenhouse gas emissions must fall by ~7.6% each year.
Why does Climate Action matter?
SDG 13 Targets and Indicators
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Climate Transparency
Enhanced Transparency Framework
The Paris Agreement establishes an Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) designed to build trust and confidence that all countries are contributing their share to the global effort. The ETF makes it possible to track the progress of individual countries so that it will be possible to compare a country’s actions against its plans and ambitions as described in its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Understanding future greenhouse gas emissions can help countries define their reduction targets, track their progress to existing targets, estimate the impacts of different mitigation measures and help plan mitigation measures for the medium and long-term.
SDG 13
Climate Action
The Paris Agreement adopted in 2015, aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The agreement also aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change, through appropriate financial flows, a new technology framework and an enhanced capacity building framework. To limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, as embodied in the Paris Agreement, aggressive climate action is needed. Starting in 2020, greenhouse gas emissions must fall by ~7.6% each year.
Why does Climate Action matter?
SDG 13 Targets and Indicators
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Climate Transparency
Enhanced Transparency Framework
The Paris Agreement establishes an Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) designed to build trust and confidence that all countries are contributing their share to the global effort. The ETF makes it possible to track the progress of individual countries so that it will be possible to compare a country’s actions against its plans and ambitions as described in its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Understanding future greenhouse gas emissions can help countries define their reduction targets, track their progress to existing targets, estimate the impacts of different mitigation measures and help plan mitigation measures for the medium and long-term.
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Climate Neutral Certification
Get certified
Climate Neutral Certification gives consumers and businesses a way to choose a net zero future. When a company gets certified, it invests money and time in avoiding, removing, and reducing carbon emissions. When thousands of companies get certified, they transform energy and industry, launch new technologies, and preserve entire ecosystems. Together, we can accelerate the change we need in the world. Companies must follow the Climate Neutral Certification Standards (CNCS) in order to receive the Climate Neutral Certified label.
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Climate Neutral Now Initiative
Take the pledge
The Climate Neutral Now Initiative (CNNI) is one of several initiatives launched by the UNFCCC secretariat to increase climate action by engaging non-Party stakeholders (sub-national governments, companies, organizations, individuals). The CNNI encourages and supports organizations and other interested stakeholders to act now in order to achieve a climate neutral world by 2050 as embodied in the Paris Agreement. An organization can become a participant by signing the Climate Neutral Now Pledge, following the three steps (Measure, Reduce, Contribute) and reporting on its actions and achievements annually. There are several benefits to becoming a participant. Please join the global community of organizations committing to becoming climate neutral by 2050 by taking the pledge as a demonstration of your commitment to climate neutrality now.
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“The obdurate inability to accept that we have accelerated natural climate change is only outmatched by our inability to survive the deleterious consequences of inaction”
Dr. Kerian Ferreira, Director of The Climate Change Institute of Trinidad and Tobago
“Some may still deny the overwhelming judgement of science but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, crippling drought and more powerful storms”
Barack Obama, Former President of the United States of America
“We must now agree on a binding review mechanism under international law, so that this century can credibly be called a century of decarbonisation”
Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
“Only together can we make true progress towards a safer and more resilient planet”
Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the Secretary General for Diaster Risk Reduction and Head of UNDRR
"Climate change does not respect border, it does not respect who you are - rich and poor, small and big. Therefore, this is what we call global challenges, which require global solidarity”
Ban Ki-Moon, Former Secretary General of the United Nations
“If we took away barriers to women’s leadership, we would solve the climate change problem a lot faster”
Mary Robinson, Former first female President of Ireland
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Celebrating small victories
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COP26: Did world leaders honour climate pledges?
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Centre of Excellence for Climate and Disaster Resilience
Climate Change Modelling
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Hydrological Modelling
65%
Climate Change Adaptation
45%
Climate Change Mitigation
25%