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Trinidad and Tobago - National Targets

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The national targets (or equivalent) presented in this database are taken from the NBSAPs received since COP-10, fifth national reports or from documents submitted separately. The mapping of national targets to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets by the Party concerned is indicated in the last column “Related Aichi Target(s)”. All Parties are encouraged to undertake this mapping exercise and to submit this information to SCBD for incorporation in this database.

Reference Target Related Strategic Goals/Aichi Targets
1a. (Proposed) By 2020, at the latest, at least 50% of people are aware of the values and understanding of biodiversity.
1b. (Proposed) By 2020, at the latest, at least 30% of people are aware of the steps they can take to conserve and use biodiversity sustainably.
2a. (Proposed) By 2020, at the latest, biodiversity valuation has been integrated into at least 50% of national and local development and poverty reduction strategies, and planning processes and reporting systems.
2b. (Proposed) By 2020, at the latest, biodiversity values are integrated into national and local plans.
3a. (Proposed) By 2020, at the latest, incentives, including subsidies, harmful to biodiversity are reformed in order to minimize or avoid negative impacts.
3b. (Proposed) Positive incentives for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity are developed and applied, consistent and in harmony with the Convention and other relevant international obligations.
4. (Proposed) By 2020, at the latest, the Government, business and stakeholders has taken steps to achieve or have implemented plans to keep the impacts of use of natural resources within safe ecological limits.
5. (Proposed) By 2020, the rate of loss of all natural habitats, including marine habitats, is at least halved and degradation and fragmentation is significantly reduced.
6. (Proposed) By 2020, at least 30% of the major commercially important fish, invertebrate stocks and aquatic plants are managed and harvested sustainably.
7a. (Proposed) By 2020, at least 30% of areas under agriculture are managed sustainably, ensuring conservation of biodiversity.
7b. (Proposed) By 2020, aquaculture activities are managed sustainably, ensuring conservation of biodiversity.
7c. (Proposed) By 2020, at least 50% of areas under forestry are managed sustainably, ensuring conservation of biodiversity.
8. (Proposed) By 2020, pollution, including from excess nutrients, at key sites has been brought to levels that are not detrimental to ecosystem function and biodiversity.
9a. (Proposed) By 2020, invasive alien species and pathways are identified and prioritized for action.
9b. (Proposed) By 2020, at least 40% of priority terrestrial IAS species present are controlled or eradicated at priority sites.
9c. (Proposed) By 2020, at least 50% of priority marine IAS species present are controlled or eradicated at priority sites.
9d. (Proposed) By 2020, measures are in place to manage pathways to prevent their introduction and establishment.
10. (Proposed) By 2015, the multiple anthropogenic pressures on coral reefs, and other vulnerable coastal ecosystems impacted by climate change are minimized, so as to maintain their integrity and functioning.
11. (Proposed) By 2020, at least 17% of terrestrial and inland water, and 10% of coastal and marine areas, especially areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services, are managed consistent with approved plans.
12. (Proposed) By 2020, the extinction of at least 60% of known threatened species has been prevented and their conservation status, particularly of those most in decline, has been improved and sustained.
13. (Proposed) By 2020, the genetic diversity of priority, native socio-economically as well as culturally valuable species, is maintained, and strategies have been developed and implemented for safeguarding their genetic diversity.
14. (Proposed) By 2020, ecosystems that provide essential services, including services related to water, and contribute to health, livelihoods and well-being, are rehabilitated and managed, taking into account the needs of local communities, and the poor and vulnerable.
15. (Proposed) By 2020, ecosystem resilience and the contribution of biodiversity to carbon stocks have been enhanced, through conservation and rehabilitation, including rehabilitation of at least 15 per cent of degraded ecosystems.
16. (Proposed) By 2015, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization is ratified by the Government.
17. (Proposed) By 2015, the Government has developed, adopted as a policy instrument, and has commenced implementing an effective, participatory and updated national biodiversity strategy and action plan.
18. (Proposed) By 2020, the traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, are integrated and reflected in the implementation of the Convention in a participatory manner.
19. (Proposed) By 2020, knowledge, the science base and technologies relating to biodiversity, its values, functioning, status and trends, and the consequences of its loss, are improved, widely shared and transferred, and applied at key sites.
20. (Proposed) By 2020, at the latest, the mobilization of and access to financial resources for effectively implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 including the updated NBSAP, from all sources, increased substantially from the current levels.

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  • United Nations Environment Programme