Monday, 15 February 2010

Thought things couldn't get any worse? Gordon Brown to co-chair climate change funding panel

From Friends of the Earth:
Commenting on the formation of a United Nations High Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing, which British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will co-chair with Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Asad Rehman, Senior International Climate Campaigner at Friends of the Earth, said:

"$10 billion a year might sound like a wave of new money for poor countries to tackle climate change, but in reality it's a drop in the ocean compared to what is required.

"What's worse is that most of this money from rich countries will be plundered from existing aid budgets - what is really needed is new public money to ensure developing countries can grow cleanly and adapt to the impacts of climate change which are already putting the livelihoods, homes and families of their people at risk.

"Gordon Brown has a chance for genuine leadership this year in pushing the international community to adopt a tax on financial transactions, which would provide billions of dollars of new money to governments to tackle climate change head on - now is the time for him to grasp it."
God help us. At least Brown has got a job lined up for after the Election.

9 comments:

DeeDee99 said...

Brown and Gore - two failed politicians who see the climate change bandwaggon as an opportunity to enrich themselves at the expense of their nations' taxpayers.

Still, I suppose with Brown, we should at least be grateful that his preferred bolt-hole isn't the IMF or EU.

Anonymous said...

ignorant fuckwit

Future History of England said...

Obama stops NASA from going to the moon, and we let those two idiots decide whats best for this world?

We are all DOOMED, DOOMED I SAY!!

The Boiling Frog said...

Look on the bright side, Brown could do to the UN Climate Change funding panel what he did to the UK economy...

Daily Referendum said...

Anon, cheers mate!

Harry Hook said...

You can see the full horror of the UNTV broadcast on my Saturday post.

http://thefinalredoubt.blogspot.com/2010/02/global-warming-bandwagon-rolls-on.html

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James Higham said...

I think he sees himself now as an international gangster.

Harry Hook said...

Out of which eye?