Liberia Gets EU's Financial Support to implement Plan to Mitigate Climate Change

By Delegation of the European Union to Liberia

The European Union Ambassador to Liberia, Tiina INTELMANN has announced that the EU will give Liberia 6 million Euro in support of the country's effort to implement its own strategic plan to mitigate climate change. She said the amount is exclusive of the millions of Euro the EU has already committed in support of the country's development initiatives including agriculture, forestry, roads, education, energy, and human rights.

Appearing on a radio talk show with French Ambassador Joel GODEAU on Tuesday, 15th December in Monrovia to amplify the outcome of the just-ended Climate Change conference in Paris, France, the EU envoy asked the Government of Liberia, civil society organizations and other stakeholders to step up their work in creating awareness on issues of waste management which entails properly disposing wastes and stopping the practice of burning tires and plastic materials because they help to pollute the air.

On his part, French Ambassador to Liberia Joel GODEAU applauded Liberia's Environmental Protection Agency for speedily developing and disseminating the country's plan to help mitigate the climate change; and encouraged all stakeholders to work together in achieving the objectives of the plan.