The Government of Liberia through the EPA Held a Meeting with West Point Residents

The Government of Liberia through the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) has started working on constructing a rock revetment to protect West Point against coastal erosion and storms.

EPA Executive Director, Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh made the disclosure Wednesday, February 23, 2023, when he met with a cross-section of residents of West Point at a meeting intended to raise awareness on climate change impacts and adaptation processes to build the resilience of vulnerable communities.

He said the Monrovia Metropolitan Coastal Resilience Project (MMCRP), which is co-funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Government of Liberia is also intended to protect mangroves and strengthen gender-and-climate-sensitive livelihoods in several communities across Montserrado County.

The coastal revetment construction will form part of a strategic, cohesive coastal adaptation strategy using an Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) approach.