Liberia - Deliver National Methane Roadmap

Rationale



Since 1995 methane emissions in Liberia have risen from 170 ktCO2e to 370 ktCO2e. If mitigation measures are not implemented to keep emissions in check at source and increase methane recovery, Liberia's methane emissions could increase further as agriculture and mining intensifies and, municipal solid wastes (MSW) and wastewater production increase.

Liberia has committed  to cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 64% by targeting high-impact short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) like methane. Liberia’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) outlines its goals "to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the methane-heavy livestock and agricultural sectors by 40% and in the waste sector by 7.6% by 2030". This ambition requires a roadmap to be achieved. 

In response to a request by the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) will support the delivery of services to develop a national methane roadmap that informs the implementation of Liberia's NDC.

Objectives

This project aims to:

  • Develop a methane roadmap that can be endorsed by the Government of Liberia. 
Activities

To achieve this objective the project will:

  • Develop a  draft methane roadmap  based on analysis of existing policies, programs, projects, and strategies on methane, as well as Liberia's economic, social, and political context 
  • Identify and consult relevant stakeholders in the context of the NDC in Methane Roadmap 
  • Establish methane sub-sector working groups (waste, agriculture, health, energy, oil and gas, SMES, etc.) and review methane emissions by sources and removal by capture and use.
  •  Submit draft methane roadmap  
    Finalise the methane roadmap, including mitigation measures for methane and guidelines for strengthening capacity for implementing methane roadmap, as well as defined monitoring and evaluation systems for implementation of methane roadmap.

Project reference: Liberia - Deliver Methane Roadmap [LR-22-001]

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Pollutants (SLCPs)