UK pushes world leaders to attend Copenhagen climate talks

The situation is too important to be allowed to drift any longer. Gordon Brown if finally saying something that makes sense. The Guardian:

The UN Copenhagen talks are due to be attended only by environment ministers, but Brown believes the issues are so momentous, so complex and so likely to determine the shape of national economies that the meeting will require the attendance of world leaders in the final set of negotiations in mid-December.

Green groups and his own climate change secretary, Ed Miliband, have been pressing Brown to take the lead and say he is willing to attend the talks.

Writing in Newsweek tomorrow, Brown warns: “The negotiations are proceeding so slowly that a deal is in grave danger.” He ups the ante by becoming the first head of government to say he will go to Copenhagen to try to agree a framework on climate change for the post-2012 era when the Kyoto protocol expires.


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