The Liberian Government through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, is expected to hold a National Conference on the Environment and Climate Change from 2-5 June, 2021 in Monrovia and Robertsports, Montserrado and Grand Cape Mount counties, respectively.
The three-days conference, which would be climaxed on World Environment Day (June 5) in Robertsports seeks to promotes environmental awareness among state actors, concessionaires and other project proponents.
The forum would be used to highlight EPA’s constitutional roles and strengthened existing cordiality with partners.
Authorities of the EPA are expected to seized the opportunity to promote partnership dialogue between global, regional and local partners.
Announcing the conference on Tuesday 19 May 2021 at a news conference at the EPA, Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh said the conference would presents a moment for reinforcing Liberia’s commitment to sustainable development, including the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in addressing climate change from a Mitigation and Adaptation Standpoint.
Prof. Tarpeh disclosed that at the end of MOU would be reached between line ministries and agencies for effective collaboration in the implementation of Liberia’s revised Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).
Liberia is the only country in the Upper Guinea forest ecosystem of humid West Africa once covered entirely with tropical rainforest and still holding more than half of that forest.
The country is naturally endowed with an environment of rich natural biodiversity, fisheries, and other natural features like lakes, waterfalls, a coastline of 350 miles and arable land which support income, livelihood, and revenue generation.
Liberia’s abundance of water, sunshine, and biomass sources hold great potential for poverty reduction and sustainable development.