Climate Change Adaptation in Liberia Fact Sheet
This adaptation fact sheet provides an overview of sector vulnerabilities and adaptation actions for Liberia. Liberia is vulnerable to the impacts of climate variability and change, such as warmer temperatures, increases in annual rainfall, and increases in the frequency of heavy rainfall events. These climate change impacts present challenges to the country’s socio-economic development. Liberia’s low adaptive capacity to respond to climate change is partially due to the detrimental effects of the 1989-2003 civil war. Since the war, the government, along with various international and national institutions and organizations, has been taking actions to better understand and address climate change challenges throughout the country.
Remaining needs include data on short and long-term climate change impacts and vulnerabilities within the country, as well as the financial, technological, and human resources to identify adaptation priorities and implement appropriate adaptation plans and strategies. Informational, institutional, technological, and financial constraints make the effectiveness and development of adaptation efforts challenging. Mainstreaming climate change adaptation into development planning will be valuable to Liberia’s long-term efforts towards post-war reconstruction, sustainable development, and climate resilience.Find other country and regional climate risk management resources here.