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EPA, UNDP conducts training on climate change

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The Energy and Environment Unit of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concludes three days interactive stakeholders training in Kakata, Margibi County.The training, held at the Liberian Youth Network or LIYONET in Kakata, was implemented in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with participants from various parts of the country.

The exercise focused on behavioural changes in the use of water, land, forest resources and farming practices to ensure sustainability and reduce effects of climate change on women and children.

The intent of the workshop is to improve reduction in vulnerability and advance adaptation to climate change through early warning systems and enhancement of environmental management as a basis for sustainable economic development.

It also focused on mainstreaming climate change to ensure broad participation, as well as sustainable development with emphasis on the role and place of women in the development process of Liberia.

Others are providing education on the effects of climate change on women and children, enabling all stakeholders understand the impacts of climate change on development planning and their roles in mitigating those impacts on Liberia, discussing progress made in Liberia to addressing vulnerability to climate change and how this progress can help accelerate the country’s plan to achieving its objectives.

Speaking to reporters following the training recently in Kakata, EPA Project Officer Arthur R. M. Becker, said participants mainly local farmers and stakeholders in the agricultural sector.

By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi

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