EPA Gets US$8.6 Million Grant to Combat Climate Change, Boost Biodiversity Conservation

MONROVIA – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has disclosed that the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) has allocated a US$ 8.6m grant to the government of Liberia for Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Land Degradation from 2022- 2026.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, EPA executive director, Wilson Tarpeh stated that GEF is the custodian of the financial mechanism of biodiversity, Climate Change, Land Degradation, and international waters.

He furthered that the GEF was established in 1992 and it includes 184 countries in partnership with international institutions, civil society organizations, and private sectors.

The EPA Boss stressed that GEF support is a country-driven sustainable development initiative geared towards developing countries that generate global environmental benefits.

The EPA is however expected to hold a high-level meeting in Monrovia on Liberia’s Revised National Determined Contributions (NDC) and launch a two-day workshop on its implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and the Star Allocation of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) climate change and land desertification.

Director Tarpeh noted that the two-day workshop on Article 6 is intended to increase awareness of the importance of Article 6 as it relates to carbon credits and also to build the capacity of 40 national experts from the West African Climate Alliance, and they will facilitate the workshop by providing several presentations and share their experiences relating to carbon credits.

At the same time noted that the last year 2021, Liberia developed and completed her Revised National Determined Contribution (NDC), the new climate change plan of the country for the next two years.

“NDC is intended to reduce Liberia’s greenhouse emission by 64% below the projected business as usual by 2030 on a conditional and non-conditional basis,” he added.

“Liberia’s NDC takes into consideration nine climate-sensitive sectors of the country including Agriculture, Forests, Coastal zones, Fisheries, Health, Transport, Industry, Energy and Waste as well as cross-cutting targets for urban green corridors,” he explained.

Adding that countries that are parties to the Paris Agreement are mandated to revise or update their NDC after five years since 2015.

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