- The World Bank has approved US$3.5 million for Liberia for its Costal Defense programme which will target three cities including Monrovia, the capital City of Liberia and two other major cities in the country, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) communiqué has said.
According to the EPA communiqué, the fund is also targeted to reduce the impact of climate change and build capacity for Liberians on the magnitude of funds needed to tackle climate change.
Addressing the inter ministerial dialogue meeting, EPA acting director, Jerome Nyenkan, said discussions will focus on the impacts of climate change on the key sector of agriculture approaches for more efficient energy uses and ways in which forests can be used to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions causing the global warning.
He said the dialogue will also raise awareness about important international climate talks that are currently underway that could have implications for national policies.
He said climate change is steering up serious issue which makes it very challenging and needs to be looked at keenly in Liberia before it is too late. "At this programme, we must try to solve the threat of climate change in Liberia and globally," he said.
Liberia like the rest of the world continues to experience climate related problems, which continue to devastate human lives through destructions of infrastructure and experiencing a number of water-born diseases.
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