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Liberia

TOTAL POPULATION

4.4 million YEAR 2014

CO2 EMISSIONS

935 kt COUNTRY, YEAR 2014

822,800 kt Sub-Saharan Africa, YEAR 2014

“Reduce GHGs by at least 10% by 2030”

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET

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Andrey Bankovski donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Kalina Zhechkova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Anton Batchvarov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stivian Valchev donated € 35 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Tatyana Mitkova donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . NELIA VATEVA donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Kitov donated € 25 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Ivaylo Vasilev donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Winkler donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Valeriia Muliukova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Francesca bianchi donated € 100 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stephanie van groenendael donated € 40 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Judith de Warren donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . nat Bonnisseau donated € 1 to Empowering Mangrove Women for a Healthy & Resilient Ecosystem . Luke Davis donated € 10 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stanislav Stoev donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 18 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Sara Riva donated € 50 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Luke Davis donated € 5 to E-waste Race Germany . Jürg Rohrer donated € 150 to Improved Firewood Stoves (IFS) for Indigenous Families in Guatemala . Errin Saunders donated € 10 to Empowering Mangrove Women for a Healthy & Resilient Ecosystem . Elise van Groningen donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Peter Popdonev donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Svetlana Goranova donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Saglara Inzhieva donated € 30 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Emiliyana Terziyska donated € 25 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Daniel Mendez donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Rumyana Velcheva donated € 50 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Martin Bakardzhiev donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Sandeep Bajjuri donated € 25 to binee - Interactive E-Waste Collection System . cyrielle simeone donated € 50 to Application of satellite telemetry data to better understand the breeding strategies of humpback whales in the Southern Hemisphere . Milka Koldamova donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Steffen Albrecht donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Trayan Angelov donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Felizia Kuhlke donated € 50 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Giorgio Mussi donated € 30 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Oliver Schwab donated € 10 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Friederike Gnädinger donated € 30 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Konstantin Krahtov donated € 20 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Michele Dondi donated € 30 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Trayan Angelov donated € 11 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Amy McPherson donated € 20 to Giving for Mitigating Climate Change . Andreyana Andreeva-Florian donated € 40 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . joe hasell donated € 20 to Expanding Sesi’s Bottle Refill Scheme to Make Zero Plastic Waste Shopping Mainstream in the UK . Milena Ivanova donated € 60 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Angel Georgiev donated € 50 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Bozhana Zagorcheva donated € 5 to The Bedechka Case: Fighting the Neglect of Green Urban Areas . Leonardo Gaffuri donated € 5 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Gianmarco Gallo donated € 30 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . anna minerva donated € 50 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles .

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CLIMATE SIGNIFICANCE

Despite the great destructions of the war, Liberia is still rich in natural treasures. Forests still cover 30% of Liberia, despite being auctioned off to timber businesses and more than half of this in concessions. Protests led to the cancellation of these permits and Norway stepped in to compensate for the shortfall. 

Liberia is also facing environmental challenges. Bushmeat is frequently hunted for food. This includes elephants, pygmy hippos, leopards, duikers, chimpanzees and other monkeys. Bushmeat consumption is extremely high, and a source of export revenue. 99% of Liberians use coal and wood for cooking and heating.

Liberia’s road to reconstruction is still long. It has precious treasures to conserve on its territory, particularly its biodiversity. Pygmy rhinos, gorillas, chimpanzees and other primates still roam the remaining Atlantic and Guinean rainforests. The country has to strike the right balance between short-term destructive choices dictated by survival and a longer-term approach to resources which can (and should) be the path to Liberia’s sustainable social and economic development.

Despite this, civil society has had a strong influence, turning the tides on numerous subjects from war to deforestation. Liberians are active and determined to take their country past the clouds. There is so much good to be done there and silver linings are not entirely absent. Will you contribute to writing a new page in the already rich and original history of this country?

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DATA INSIGHTS

According to World Bank classifications, Liberia is a low-income country. It is revealing to observe Liberia’s history of carbon emissions and exposure to climate risk. The presented figures provide an overview of Liberia’s historic greenhouse gas emissions in perspective with global emission levels, as well as the country’s relative vulnerability and preparedness to climate change.


Liberia Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Liberia’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change since 1990

This plot combines 3 pieces of information measured from 1990 - 2012: The bar chart indicates the volume of the country’s GHG emissions, the full line shows the variation of this volume compared to the baseline 1990, and the dotted line presents the same variation, but globally.


Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and fluorocarbons are the main drivers of global warming. Between 1990 and 2012, the world’s emissions grew by 40%. 


From 1990 to 2008 there was a sharp increase in Liberia’s emission of 63%, mainly due to the expansion of agriculture and fuelwood harvesting. Overall, Liberia’s GHG emissions increased by 62% between 1990 and 2012. The land-use change and forestry (LUCF) sector is responsible for the largest share (90%) of Liberia’s emissions. LUCF emissions are driven by logging and slash-and-burn agriculture. 


Despite a strong growth in emissions, Liberia is only a small contributor to the 2012 GHG emissions in Sub-Saharan Africa. To reduce LUCF emissions, Liberia still requires further efforts such as regulating the unsustainable land use and deforestation. As remote areas of the country still rely on traditional biomass fuel, a transition to efficient fuelwood combustion and charcoal manufacture will also help reduce Liberia’s emissions. (Source: WRI, 2018; World Bank, 2018) 


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Liberia Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Liberia’s timeline of total GHG emissions and the percentage change since 1990

Liberia Greenhouse Gas Emissions

This plot combines 3 pieces of information measured from 1990 - 2012: The bar chart indicates the volume of the country’s GHG emissions, the full line shows the variation of this volume compared to the baseline 1990, and the dotted line presents the same variation, but globally.


Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and fluorocarbons are the main drivers of global warming. Between 1990 and 2012, the world’s emissions grew by 40%. 


From 1990 to 2008 there was a sharp increase in Liberia’s emission of 63%, mainly due to the expansion of agriculture and fuelwood harvesting. Overall, Liberia’s GHG emissions increased by 62% between 1990 and 2012. The land-use change and forestry (LUCF) sector is responsible for the largest share (90%) of Liberia’s emissions. LUCF emissions are driven by logging and slash-and-burn agriculture. 


Despite a strong growth in emissions, Liberia is only a small contributor to the 2012 GHG emissions in Sub-Saharan Africa. To reduce LUCF emissions, Liberia still requires further efforts such as regulating the unsustainable land use and deforestation. As remote areas of the country still rely on traditional biomass fuel, a transition to efficient fuelwood combustion and charcoal manufacture will also help reduce Liberia’s emissions. (Source: WRI, 2018; World Bank, 2018) 


Liberia Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Liberia’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

This graph ranks a country’s climate performance by measuring its readiness (x-axis) and its vulnerability (y-axis). Both are measured from 0 - 1 (1 being the most ready or most vulnerable). This index combines indicators of a country’s exposure to climate change and others that measure the country’s potential to withstand those shocks. 


Each dot in this plot represents a country. The countries in most urgent situations are on the top left of the graph whilst the most resilient ones stand at the bottom right.


Liberia falls in the category of high vulnerability to climate change impacts and a low level of adaptation capacity countries. Liberia’s food and health sectors show the highest vulnerability to climate change. Rising temperatures resulting from climate change will likely reduce productivity and crop yields in Liberia, and this will have a great impact on food security. Due to extreme weather events, the health impacts of climate change, such as malnutrition and waterborne diseases, are also expected to increase in Liberia (Source: ND-GAIN, 2018)


The impacts of climate change vary by country and region. But wherever you are, local-level adaptation projects are necessary. You have all the cards in hand, now go explore our live projects and be one of the good guys.   


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Liberia Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

Liberia’s vulnerability and readiness to combat climate change

Liberia Climate Vulnerability and Readiness (CVRI)

This graph ranks a country’s climate performance by measuring its readiness (x-axis) and its vulnerability (y-axis). Both are measured from 0 - 1 (1 being the most ready or most vulnerable). This index combines indicators of a country’s exposure to climate change and others that measure the country’s potential to withstand those shocks. 


Each dot in this plot represents a country. The countries in most urgent situations are on the top left of the graph whilst the most resilient ones stand at the bottom right.


Liberia falls in the category of high vulnerability to climate change impacts and a low level of adaptation capacity countries. Liberia’s food and health sectors show the highest vulnerability to climate change. Rising temperatures resulting from climate change will likely reduce productivity and crop yields in Liberia, and this will have a great impact on food security. Due to extreme weather events, the health impacts of climate change, such as malnutrition and waterborne diseases, are also expected to increase in Liberia (Source: ND-GAIN, 2018)


The impacts of climate change vary by country and region. But wherever you are, local-level adaptation projects are necessary. You have all the cards in hand, now go explore our live projects and be one of the good guys.   


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