The EU-Liberia Climate Change Alliance +

At a glance

Duration
2018-01-01 to 2021-12-31
Status
Active programmes
Region
Africa
Country
Liberia
Partners
Ministry of Environment and Forests, World Bank, NGOs
Total budget
6,00 M€
Sector(s)
GCCA priority area(s)
Countries

Since the end of the conflict in 2003, Liberia has experienced economic growth and relative peace and stability. The situation, however, is still fragile and Liberia is facing many challenges, from inequality, widespread poverty, unemployment, high levels of corruption, inadequate access to basic services (e.g. water and sanitation, waste, electricity, and all-season roads), and food insecurity.

Climate change will greatly affect the country due to its high vulnerability owing to its low economic base, dependence on rain-fed agriculture, huge reliance on biomass energy, increasing coastal erosion and exposure to epidemics in addition to the low capacity at community and national levels.

As signatory to the UN Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC), in September 2015 the country submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) including one component on mitigation and one on adaptation. Their implementation however is conditioned upon the provision of adequate means of implementation by the international community (financial resources, capacity building and the transfer of technologies). For Liberia, the INDC also presents a platform to integrate its Low Carbon Development Strategy into the country’s long-term sustainable development Vision by 2030 (Agenda for Transformation).

In Line with the EU and Liberia's own strategies, the action supports climate mitigation solutions as outlined in the INDC, through reduced greenhouse gas emissions from solid waste management services, building capacity of key actors of CC sector as well as creating awareness of CC challenges among the population.

GCCA's action programme
Geographical scope
Country groups
Initial GCCA/GCCA+ contribution
6,000,000.00 €

Overall objective

The main objective of the programme is to contribute to poverty reduction/to improve quality of life while supporting Liberia’s carbon neutrality agenda.

 



Objectifs spécifiques

The specific objective is to support climate mitigation solutions as outlined in the INDC, through reduced greenhouse gas emissions from solid waste management services, building capacity of key actors of CC sector as well as creating awareness of CC challenges among the population

 

 




Produits

Component 1 "Mitigation – Waste management"

Expected result: Reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved access to sanitation through more sustainable urban solid waste collection and disposal in greater Monrovia

 

Component 2 " Support to Liberia’s CC mainstreaming efforts" (capacity building)

Expected result: Increased capacity of the Government of Liberia to promote and implement policies for Climate Change adaptation and mitigation in line with the INDC and other international commitments

 

Component 3 "Liberia Climate Change Alliance + Communication and outreach"

Expected result: Improved understanding of climate change issues by the general population contributes to the attainment of adaptation and mitigation targets




Activités

Component 1 "Mitigation – Waste management"

Main activities:

  • Improve coverage and effectiveness of urban solid waste collection, also through the involvement of Community Based Enterprises;
  • Scale up recycling and composting pilot programs in communities and Transfer Stations to reduce the amount of waste disposed of in landfills.

Component 2 " Support to Liberia’s CC mainstreaming efforts" (capacity building)

The technical assistance activities will support the following:

  • development and implementation of policies including the National Adaptation Plan (NAP), National Climate Change Policy, sectoral strategies and action plans;
  • support the integration of climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
  • establishment of coordination mechanism for implementing Liberia’s INDC;
  • improve participation of Liberia in international climate change fora.
  • data collection and analysis, including greenhouse gas inventories; 
  • develop a climate change financial framework to align and track climate finance into the national budgetary system;
  • Improving monitoring and enforcement capabilities through direct support to the EPA compliance and enforcement department

Component 3 "Liberia Climate Change Alliance + Communication and outreach"

Main activities:

  • Education campaign on climate change targeting schools;
  • Education campaign on the 3 R - reuse, recycle, reduce - principle in schools;
  • Outreach activities to educate the general population about the threat of climate changes and promote climate-smart behaviours.