Liberia’s National Adaptation Plan 2020-2023

Like many other countries globally, Liberia is increasingly experiencing physical changes to its climate stemming from anthropogenic global warming 1 . These physical changes include warmer temperatures, increases in annual rainfall, and increases in the frequency of heavy rainfall events. Though historically Liberia’s contribution to atmospheric greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations has been negligible, our country is unfortunately confronted with the daunting challenge of adapting to these new climatic conditions and their impacts. Recognizing the implication of climate change for its national development and in response to its international commitments, the Government of Liberia (GoL), through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has taken various actions to support climate change adaptation planning with several
climaterelated policies. Liberia has undertaken climate vulnerability assessments and risk on several priority sectors to support these policies, including coastal zones, agriculture, waste management, forestry, and fisheries. Under the EPA’s guidance and support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the GoL has prepared this National Adaptation Plan (NAP) framework to guide and advance its National Adaptation Plan process medium and longterm adaptation needs in a coherent and coordinated manner.