Country Brief

Liberia is faced with climate change and variability leading to extreme events, which have negative impact on agriculture, forestry, health, energy and other sectors. For the most part, women and children are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Liberia is a net carbon sink and still has significant forest, Liberia is one of the least developed countries. More than half of the country’s population lacks access to basic social services and high levels of unemployment. Majority of Liberians use biomass as the primary source of energy. Liberia took a significant step towards transforming the country into a middle-income nation by adopting the Vision 2030. Liberia is committed to do more to further cut down on its GHG emissions provided the international community supports Liberia with the appropriate means of implementation. The long-term strategy of Liberia is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.