February 25, 2024

George Manneh Weah Speaks at COP 28


DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – In order to combat the mounting challenges posed by climate change and global warming, President George Manneh Weah has called on the international community, especially the superpowers, to adopt inclusive and pragmatic methods.

President Weah stressed the crippling effects that global warming is having on the planet and humanity during his speech to the Conference of Parties (COP28) being held in Dubai on Saturday. He also asked participants to act seriously on the principles and pledges that have been established during past meetings.

“As we convene here at COP28, I stand before you in recognition of the unprecedented challenges our world faces today due to climate change.”

Following COP26 and COP27, Mr. Weah informed the conference attendees that 2023 has been characterized by record heat, droughts, flooding, and other climate change-related calamities, all of which he claimed have occurred more frequently throughout the year.

Speaking about the commitments made during the 2015 Paris Agreement, President Weah asserted that the extraordinary climate shocks experienced this year are not only a wake-up call but a call to action.
He asked for a review of the progress made so far towards achieving the aspirational goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030.

President Weah stated that it will now become the responsibility of all countries present at COP28 to adopt an imperative and more realistic agenda to implement and transform key climate-related decisions into concrete actions and credible plans if it is found that not enough has been done to meet these climate goals after such a review.

The Liberia leader also demanded that more money and other resources be committed to solving climate change-related challenges. He continued that the goal is to counteract the climate emergency and encourage more concerted efforts to stop climate change.

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