-For Global Environment Fund
By: Mark B. Dumbar Jr.
MONROVIA-The Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wilson K. Tarpeh has disclosed that the entity is expected to receive the total amount of US$28.5million for Global Environment fund through the Government of Liberia and its International Partners for the impact of climate change in Liberia.
Tarpeh made the statement following the regular Thursday press briefing at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism November 24, 2022.
According to him, the purpose of this US$28.5million to the Environment Protection Agency is to enable the entity to take on the necessary step in providing the rightful measure to enhance the condition of Climate Change in Liberia.
He noted, that “This amount will be coming to Liberia for the EPA to take the step necessary to adapt to Changes of Climate change and the impact of climate change”.
He mentioned that at the Cop-27 conference that was held in Egypt, President George M. Weah s called on other countries for their support in helping countries that are suffering as a result of Climate Change including Liberia.
He furthers that developing countries that have made their pledges should help support other countries that are victims to Climate Change so that they can have some facilities to clean up and go through mitigation.
Tarpeh narrated that, the Cop-27 delegation was inclusive with several members from diverse institutions which include the female journalists, Youth of Liberia, Students of the University of Liberia, United Nation delegations and some male journalists from the four-estate.
According to him, President Weah made a presentation during the Cop-27 Convention involving developing countries to give their contributions to other countries for climate change.
He stated, that the “basic on President Weah’s discussion with other countries’ heads, in next week the Liberian delegation will be attending the Cop-15 Convention on the biological diversity that will be held in Canada”.
“I am pleased to say that Liberia is now part of the three African countries to access US$20 million for the strengthening of the Monitoring, Reporting, Verification (MRV), he noted”.
He noted, that “the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) is a system that is put in place for every country to ensure that climate finance (money) that comes to the country can be accounted for”.
Tarpeh narrated that, the purpose of this twenty million dollar is to strength the Liberia monitoring, reporting and verification system of accountability.
“With the monitoring, reporting and verification system every million dollar for Climate Change will be accounted for, he noted”.
He furthers that the Environmental Protection Agency will continue to make strive, and to ensure that a safe, clean and healthy environment is maintained.
“We will continue to engage in making sure that the Environment Protection Agency maintains a clean environment, he noted”.
According to him, the Environment Protection Agency in partnership with the IAEA organization has trained four scientists from the entity to control radiation in Liberia.
He mentioned that through the training of it four staff members at the EPA, the entity has received new equipment for radiation from the IAEA organization in Liberia.
He stated, that “even at various hospitals in Monrovia, there is radiation”.