Statement by Special Envoy of the CVF Presidency of Ghana, Hon. Dr. Henry Kokofu, following the launch of the IPCC 6th Assessment Report on Climate Change
The Climate Vulnerable Forum Presidency, of Ghana, represented by Special Envoy Hon. Henry Kokofu, released the following statement following the launch of the IPCC Climate Change 2023: Synthesis Report:
“The AR6 report shows we need immediate cuts in emissions if we are to bring climate change under control. But the way big polluting countries calculate their emissions reductions is unfair. They claim their emissions are on a pathway compatible with 1.5 degrees, but this is untrue. They are fiddling the numbers to make their emissions cuts look better.
“A transparent, fair shares basis is the only way to account for countries’ emissions reductions. So that everyone has a fair share of the atmosphere and a responsibility to protect it.”