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Liberia Launches Biennial Transparency Report

The Government of Liberia through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has joined other countries to ensure the fulfillment of their obligations to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UNFCCC.

The Framework guides countries on reporting their greenhouse emissions, progress towards their NDCs, Climate Change impacts, and adaptation, the support provided and mobilized and support needed and received.

Against the backdrop of the Framework, the EPA of Liberia launched Liberia’s Biennial Transparency Report and third National Communication Project which provides the necessary tools on the Country’s Reporting requirements under the Paris agreement.

The Project was launched under the theme” Achieving Liberia’s Reporting Requirements through an integrated approach.

Liberia’s Reporting requirements under the Paris Agreement further empowers it to act towards limiting the global average temperature increase to as close to 1.5C as possible above preindustrial levels to strengthen climate resilience and to make financial flows consistent with regular reporting by Countries of transparent information on the implementation and achievement of their National objectives.

Starting at no later than 2024, as part of the enhanced Transparency framework, Liberia among other Countries will follow a single universal transparency process that wil provide a clear understanding of climate change actions and support that will periodically take stock of the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

At the Project launch, EPA’s Executive Director, Prof. Wilson Tarpeh emphasized that the National Work for the success of the program requires Liberia’s commitment and dedication to the Objectives of the Paris Agreement.

Prof. Tarpeh affirmed the EPA’s unflinching support in leading the front of ensuring that Liberia reports to the UNFCCC Secretariat consistent with the requirements of the Paris accord.

The EPA Boss disclosed that Liberia has produced several climate change reports such as the Initial National Communication, and Intended National Determined Contribution among others meant to communicate with international partners.

For his part, Assistant Planning, Research and Development Minister of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Johnson Willabo said the Nationally Determined Contribution that Liberia has revised remains one of the best towards driving developments collectively as a Country.

Minister Willabo assured the Mines and Energy Ministry’s continued collaboration with the EPA and other lined Agencies to ensure all reports align with the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development, The PAPD.

44 Participants from relevant Ministries and Agencies attended the launching program.

Efforts to fulfill Liberia’s obligation as a party to the UNFCCC begin now and continue on the road to its development of the third National Communication Biennial Transparency Report as well as successive reporting processes.

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