Desk study on the environment in Liberia
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) participated in the post-conflict UN Needs assessment mission to Liberia. The findings of this desk study draw on key environmental information obtained from the Liberian national authorities, non-governmental organisations and other sources. Recommendations are made how environment could be fully integrated into the coming reconstruction efforts in Liberia. This study of Liberia shows how environment and development are fully interlinked even in the poorest societies. The clean-up of the environment after the conflict period and sustainable management of natural resources are prerequisites for the safe return of refugees, sound livelihoods and successful reconstruction of the country.