activism climate change politics

Gordon Brown will go to Copenhagen


I recently had the opportunity to join in Christian Aid’s ‘‘, where people recorded short video messages for Gordon Brown, and they were then projected onto the side of buildings. The aim was to call on the prime minister to attend the Copenhagen climate change talks in person, rather than sending ministers and representatives. It would send a message about the seriousness of the talks, and hopefully inspire other world leaders to attend too.

The good news today is that . He is the first head of state to offer, and he is urging others to follow suit. Good for him.

“Climate change presents an unprecedented challenge to humankind. But there is a solution within our grasp” Gordon Brown writes in . “We can not only avoid dangerous climate change, but also reduce our dependence on imported oil and build a new foundation for economic growth and job creation. Securing an agreement in Copenhagen will require world leaders to bridge our remaining differences and seize these opportunities. But I believe it can be done. And if it is necessary to clinch the deal, I will personally go to Copenhagen to achieve it. And I will be urging my fellow leaders to do so too.”

I don’t know if being hectored from the side of a power station helped him decide, and I know Christian Aid were not the only charity suggestion he attend, but it feels like a little victory all the same.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. .