As a commitment to the environment, the Government of Liberia established the EPA in 2003 under the EPA Act. The Agency became a fully functioning entity in 2006 with a board of directors and Policy Council. As the lead government environment protection Agency, the EPA has been charged with the executive authority over all environmental activities and programmes relating to environmental management in Liberia.
The EPA’s major areas of focus include the formulation of a national environmental policy, the drafting of a comprehensive framework for environmental protection and natural resources management law, and reporting on the current status of the environment in Liberia.
Liberia is a country rich in natural resources, such as: iron ore, gold, diamonds and timber as well as a possible emerging oil sector. It is also home to one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world.
The EPA effectively monitor and manage the Liberian environment to prevent these precious resources from being overexploited, by implementing policy to ensure good governance and conservation.