Saturday, July 5, 2008

British PM: G8 should boost fight against climate change

LONDON, July 5 (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Saturday called on Britain's Group of Eight (G8) partners to boost their anti-climate change efforts for the sake of their economies.

"The world is suffering a triple challenge: of higher fuel prices, higher food prices and a credit crunch," said Brown in an interview with British newspaper the Guardian.

"My message to the G8 will be that instead of sidelining climate change and the development agenda, the present economic crisis means that instead of relaxing our efforts we have got to accelerate them."

"This agenda is not just the key to the environment and reducing poverty, but the key to our economic future as well," he said. More >>>