MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President George Weah has reminded World Leaders to actualize promises and pledges made during the COP-26 Climate Summit held in Glasgow last year.
President Weah said:” Last year we acknowledged shortcomings in-equity, and admitted the shortfalls in meeting the targets for reducing carbon emissions. We also re-confirmed our commitments to contribute higher levels of financing, to support efforts on mitigating the devastating effects of global climate change.”
The Liberians leader was speaking Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at the ongoing United Nations Climate Summit known as COP-27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
President Weah said they also reviewed and re-evaluated their chances of limiting the rise in global warming to meet the temperature target of 1.5 degrees Centigrade by 2030.
The Liberian Leader, however, expressed sadness that in-equity and imbalance still remain between high and low emitters in the climate change architecture.
He said the financial flows within still remain disproportionate and unfair to low-emitting countries, especially Countries with significant carbon capture capability, which are expected to reserve their forests without commensurate benefit to their populations.
By: Naway Gumeh