Act creating the Environment Protection Agency of the Republic of Liberia ( 2002 )

This Act provides for the establishment of the Environment Protection Agency, the National Environment Policy Council, the Environmental Court of Appeals, the Environmental Administrative Court and the Environment Protection Fund, for the designation of Environmental Inspectors and other matters relative to administration in the field of environment, for environment impact assessment and monitoring and for…read more

Environmental Protection and Management Law of the Republic of Liberia ( 2002 )

This Act establishes a legal framework for the sustainable development, management and protection of the environment by the Environment Protection Agency in partnership with regulated Ministries and organizations, and to provide high quality information and advice on the state of the environment and for related matters. Section 77 on the protection of forest sets that…read more

National Policy and Response Strategy on Climate Change ( 2018 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

This document defines the overarching climate mitigation and adaptation strategy of Liberia, sectoral implications and cross-cutting issues. It notably assesses the country's vulnerabilities to climate change including regarding poverty and forest management. Identified pillars for the policy are improved governance, financing mechanisms, capacity building, technology innovation, infrastructure, integrated planning and data management. The Policy determines that adaptation…read more

Agenda for Transformation (to implement RISING 2030) ( 2012 )

This Agenda is the Government of Liberia’s five-year development strategy to achieve the goals set out in the long-term vision, RISING 2030. The document notably formulates the goal of improving environmental management to ensure it contributes to sustained economic development and growth in all sectors and at all levels. This includes a better management of…read more

Executive Order on the Continuation of the Liberia Rural and Renewable Energy Agency and the Rural Energy Fund (No. 37 of 2012) ( 2012 )

This document reaffirms the government's commitment to meet the National Energy Policy objective of fostering economic development in rural areas by establishing the Rural and Renewable Energy Agency and Rural Energy Fund. These are dedicated to the commercial development and supply of modern energy services to rural areas with an emphasis on utilising locally available…read more

National Disaster Management Policy ( 2012 )

This policy establishes an institutional and operational framework to reduce disaster risk, and it aims to build  a resilient community in the context of sustainable development. It should prevent disasters from reversing current and future development gains, which would prevent the country from achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Specifically this policy seeks: i) To…read more

National Energy Policy ( 2009 )

The National Energy Policy aims to ensure universal access to modern energy services in an affordable and sustainable way. It notably encourages the production and use of renewable energy, and energy efficiency, in an effort to drive the country towards it objective of carbon neutrality by 2050.…read more

Food and Agriculture Policy and Strategy ( 2008 )

This strategy mainly aims at increasing productivity and incomes of Liberia’s subsistence farmers, improving nutrition and the state of agriculture. It also aims at slowing deforestation, develop adaptation mechanisms to cope with climate change impacts, and providing information to farmers on climate change.…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

15% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030 compared to the BAU trajectory

Economy Wide | Baseline Scenario Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: business as usual scenario

Source: NDC

10% cut in GHG emissions by 2015

Economy Wide | Base Year Target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: N/A | Source(s): National E... (2009 / Executive)

Energy

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Produce and distribute 280,543 energy saving cook stoves that use fuel wood and 308,004 energy saving cook stoves that use charcoal by 2030

Clean Cooking And Heating | Target year: 2030

30% electricity production and 10% energy consumption from renewables by 2015

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2015 | Source(s): National E... (2009 / Executive)

Biomass projects to generate 30 MW by 2030.

Renewable Energy: Biofuels | Target year: 2030

20% energy efficiency improvement by 2015

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: N/A | Source(s): National E... (2009 / Executive)

Achieve 20% Energy efficiencyby Firewood cookstove distribution

Clean Cooking And Heating

100% carbon neutrality in energy production by 2050

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2050 | Source(s): National E... (2009 / Executive)

30% renewable energy share

Renewable Energy

Source: NDC

Transportation

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5% of palm oil biodiesel with both gasoline and diesel by 2030 for vehicles

Transportation Fuels | Target year: 2030

Source: NDC

5% transport fuels from biofuels by 2015

Biofuels | Base Year Target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2015 | Source(s): National E... (2009 / Executive)

100% carbon neutrality in transportation by 2050

General | Base Year Target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 2050 | Source(s): National E... (2009 / Executive)

Agriculture

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Buildings

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Coastal Zones

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Cross-Cutting Area

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Disaster Risk Management (DRM)

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There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Environment

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Health

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Industry

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

LULUCF

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Social Development

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Tourism

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Urban

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Waste

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Water

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.
To date, Liberia does not have any litigation listed.
Last modified 6 September, 2018