Trees and forests are key to fighting climate change and poverty. So are women, we appear to be losing the battle, if not the war, against tropical deforestation, and missing a key opportunity to tackle climate change (if tropical deforestation were a country, it would rank 3rd in emissions) and reduce poverty. A key question, then, is what can forest sector investors, governments and other actors do differently to reverse these alarming trends? Read More here.

A solar energy vocational training centre will be launched in the coming months in Grand Bassa county, Buchana city. The project will train rural women in the use of solar kits, with the support of the Barefoot College of India. Read More here.

The Government of Liberia, in partnership with the Barefoot College of India have announced plans to open a Vocational Training Center at the Grand Bassa Community College, for the training of rural women in the use of solar energy. Read More here.

Liberia to receive $8 million (Dh29 million) loan which will be use the to construct a 2.1-megawatt hydropower plant. The energy generated will benefit 30,000 people and reduce carbon emissions by more than 96,000 tons per year. Read More here.