Dr. Henry Kwabena Kokofu, Esq., the Executive Director of Ghana’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Special Envoy of the Climate Vulnerability Forum (CVF), is leading a powerful coalition of 48 nations and the EPA to attend the Conference of the Parties (COP28), which the United Arab Emirates is hosting in Dubai.
At COP 28, Dr. Kokofu is interacting with world leaders and stakeholders to convey the urgency of the global community’s need to address climate change and to inspire hope.
The fact that he is here shows a strong commitment to acting decisively on climate change in order to create a sustainable future.
Dr. Kokofu states that one of the main goals of her role as a CVF Special Envoy is to give voice to less developed nations that are frequently ignored by larger delegations during COP meetings.
He highlights the particular difficulties these nations face and draws attention to their particular vulnerabilities by talking about his personal experiences and highlighting the pressing need to solve these difficulties.
A major international gathering, the Conference of the Parties (COP) brings nations together to debate and resolve the urgent problem of climate change.
The CVF is a powerful alliance made up of 48 nations that are severely affected by climate change.
These nations face severe challenges such as rising sea levels, extreme weather events, and food insecurity due to changing climatic conditions.
The CVF plays a crucial role in advocating for their interests and highlighting the urgent need for global action on climate change.
The EPA has organized a series of key events and themes on climate change to be discussed in both Ghana’s Pavilion at B6/73 and the conference center of the Expo City of Dubai.
Dr. Kokofu holds a PhD (Environmental Science), LLD (Honoris causa), and a Master Class Certificate in Leadership and Management. He also holds LLM (Oil & Gas Law), BL (Barrister at Law), MSc (Agroforestry), MSc (Defense and International Politics), BSc (Natural Resources), and LLB (Bachelor of Laws).
Henry has excelled in various professional fields, including law, natural resource science, environmental science, defense and security, international politics, and public administration.