Liberia - With less than one month to go until the 2021 United Nations climate change conference, COP26, the British Ambassador to Liberia, and the Resident Representative for UNDP Liberia jointly set out their hopes for the Summit, and how it will impact Liberia.
Between 1-12 November, the UK will welcome the world to Glasgow for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, COP26. This will be a key moment to address the enormous threat of climate change and build a cleaner, brighter future for us all.
In Liberia, we are already seeing the impact of climate change. For example, an increase in average annual temperatures, a decrease in average annual rainfall, and a greater number of flooding events during the rainy season. Unless the world can limit any further increases in temperatures to 1.5 degrees, Liberia, along with many other countries, will face rising sea levels, more extreme weather events, destruction of wetlands, deteriorating water quality, decreasing crop yields, and greater food insecurity.