President George M. Weah on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, launched Liberia’s revised Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Implementation Plan.
Launching the Plan at a high-level Ministerial Meeting in Paynesville, outside Monrovia, President Weah called on officials of government to develop and take charge of bankable projects embedded in the NDC Implementation Plan.
He urged them to work with the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) to ensure that Liberia’s commitments to the NDC are fully implemented.
Stressing why their collaboration is necessary, the Liberian leader said that no country worldwide is immune from the increasingly negative impact of climate change.
“You will all be aware that Liberia continues to experience the adverse consequences of this phenomenon, which is characterized by disruption in the agriculture sector, an increase in coastal erosion, and perennial flooding in various urban communities,” President Weah said.
According to the President, the situation is of grave concern to his government, because Liberia is suffering disproportionate devastation in some of our most important sectors, such as fisheries, forestry, and energy despite being one of the least emitters.
Liberia submitted its revised NDC to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in August of 2020.
The NDC Implementation Plan is a clearly articulated tool that will allow NDC sector coordination among all government institutions, working closely in conjunction with Liberia’s international development partners to collectively implement the priority projects that have been identified, and report on progress.
Liberia Foreign Affairs Minister, Dee Maxwell Saah Kemaya, Sr. proxied for President Weah at the program.