Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown expresses his hopes for climate policy at the COP15 climate summit in Copenhagen.
"We cannot permit the politics of narrow self-interest to prevent a policy for human survival," says Brown. "Because for all of us and for our children there is no greater national interest than the common future of this planet."
Editor's Note: Unfortunately the beginning of Brown's address was not captured.
James Gordon Brown MP (born 20 February 1951) is a British Labour politician and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Brown assumed office in June 2007, after the resignation of Tony Blair and three days after becoming leader of the governing Labour Party. Before this, he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Labour government from 1997 to 2007 under Blair.
Brown has a PhD in history from the University of Edinburgh and spent his early career working as a TV journalist. He has been a Member of Parliament since 1983; first for Dunfermline East and since 2005 for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath.