The 2020 Environmental Performance Index ranked it the worst performing country when it comes to sustainability.
Liberia’s Guinean forest region is often referred to as “the lungs of West Africa”.
But inside the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company’s Liberian concession, the air is so thick with chemicals, it stings the eyes.
But the American tyre giant told Al Jazeera that it is doing all it can to mitigate the effects of climate change and is not breaking any of the country’s environmental laws.
Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from the outskirts of the capital, Monrovia.
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