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16 Dec 2009 08:12:02

Brown lands in Copenhagen



Brown lands in Copenhagen
The prime minster Gordon Brown arrived at the UN climate change summit in Copenhagen yesterday (December 15th) with a stark warning.

He told delegates that the conference was at risk of concluding without a deal, jeopardising the "future of humanity".

"Over the next three days the leaders of almost every nation on earth will gather in Copenhagen. Their role; their opportunity; their responsibility: to shape the future of humanity. It is a defining moment," Mr Brown said.

"If we do not act to tackle climate change, the costs to our standard of living will be huge - a reduction in our national income of up to 20 per cent, an economic catastrophe equivalent in this century to the impact of two world wars and the great depression in the last."

Mr Brown made his way to the Danish capital two days earlier than he had originally planned in a bid to try and salvage the talks after a temporary boycott was called earlier this week.

The conference is set to continue until Friday (December 18th) with other world leaders, such as US president Barack Obama, set to attend later on during the week.

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