Liberia: Walk the Climate Change Talk

The 27th Conference of Parties (COP27) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ended last Sunday in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The main Decision made at COP27 is the Loss and Damage Decision.

 At COP27, nearly 200 countries plus the European Union decided to finance the Loss and Damage emanating from the consequences of climate change in the developing countries, considered to be the vulnerable countries. 

Credible people globally are wondering whether or not COP27 will be considered credible through the implementation of the Loss and Damage Decision. Credible individuals and entities are wondering whether or not the participants in the decision of COP27 can Walk The Climate change Talk.

To put this wondering to rest, let us examine the evidence. Let us recall the decision made at COP25 in 2020 to provide USD100 billion to help the developing countries that are facing the consequences of climate change. 

Up to now, no implementation of the COP25 decision has been made. We remember the path-breaking decision of COP21 at the Paris Conference. This decision is about limiting the rise in gas emissions to 1.5 degrees centigrade by 2025-2030. The implementation of the Paris Accord remains vexing as COP27 ends.

Against the background of evidence on the implementation of COP decisions since 2015, one can conclude that the Conference of Parties is not prepared to Walk The Climate Change Talk. This conclusion was also made by some developing countries at COP27.

 Liberia has some of the world's best forests but the powers that be continue to produce logs for export without any systemic reforestation. The forest provides oxygen to save lives and the forest takes in carbon dioxide that kills lives. As Liberia engages in deforestation instead of reforestation, the lives of the people in Liberia are killed and Liberia gets poorer and poorer while the developed countries get richer and richer. What a shame!

When will the Walk Climate Change Walk be observed? The Walk The Climate Change Talk will be observed when credible individuals and entities work together to raise awareness to motivate people to transform the UNFAIR electoral system into the FAIR electoral system. 

It is only through this transformation that persons with good records can get elected to take action within the Rule of Law to establish the Walk The Climate Talk reality.