Liberia: Environmental Protection Agency in Collaboration with Conservation International End Two Days IPPC Software Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Emission


Monrovia – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in collaboration with the Conservation International concluded two days energy training workshop on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Data collection inventory software.

By Jaheim T Tumu – [email protected]

The principal objective of the training was to build stakeholders’ and participants’ capacities in understanding and knowing how to work within the IPCC software calculation process in order to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.

The Global Environment Facility supported the training session which also focused on strengthening institutional frameworks on the high level of GHG emission into the atmosphere which causes global warming or climate change.

The session which brought together over 25 technicians from government ministries and agencies was as the result of an earlier assessment workshop conducted on December 2020, which focused was on the theoretical aspect of the IPCC software.

The IPCC data inventory software is one of the key components within the workings of the energy sector which allows technicians to collect data from entities relative to the sector.

Making his assertion at the closed of the refresher working session, the Assistant Minister for Energy, Mr. William T. Thompson said the weather condition is extremely complex wherein to predict the season in Liberia is difficult.

Minister Thompson highlighted the need for participants to keenly use to those tools to prevent climax change which is exacerbating in the country.

Minister further revealed that the emission in the change could have negative repercussion for development, health, food production and even the livelihood for men.

“Ecosystem is unpredictable as the sun is getting hotter, unless previous time where the seasons in Liberia were practically known amongst Liberia,” Minister Thompson said.

“Liberia is not the only country that is tracking or trying to track GHG emissions level, other countries are doing the same, tackling emissions will help us now and the generation to come”, Thompson narrated.

Also speaking, the technical director of Conservation International-Liberia, Mr. George Ilebo said Liberia must take seriously every ingredient of the document through the effort of all environmental working groups by putting in the time to mitigate climate change and reducing GHG Emissions.

According to Mr. Ilebo, the training is clear manifestation of efforts being made through Environmental partners trying to reintroduce data collection and making inventory for all data being collected.

“Take seriously all steps of this working session, from here you all will be charged with the responsibility to inform the country of its GHG Emissions level from the energy Sector”, he said.

For his part Mr. Arthur Becker who proxy for the Executive Director for the EPA Executive Director, Mr. Wilson Tarpeh, thanked stakeholders from Ministries, Agencies and Public Corporations for always availing themselves to ensuring that the project becomes a success.

Mr. Becker lauded Conservation International-Liberia for its magnanimous aid in working together with the government of Liberia to ensure a smooth rollout of the project.

“Energy plays a pivotal and cardinal role when it comes to GHG related issues in Liberia, on this basis, the National Determine Contributions (NDCs) mitigation target does not leave out on Energy,” Mr. Becker said.

The Global Environment Facility supported the EPA on strengthening institutional frameworks and coordination for the implementation of increasing knowledge climate change and formulating hand on mechanisms to carry out an effective faction on greenhouse gas emission.