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By Gordon Brown, Newsweek, September 21, 2009

This means sending clear and long-term signals about the direction of policy and shape of future demand, and market-based implementation methods to enable the private sector to respond innovatively. This has to be a genuine partnership of the public and private sectors.

That’s why global agreement on a new climate-change regime in Copenhagen this December is so important. A strong deal that establishes legally binding commitments to reduce emissions will provide the confidence and certainty needed to underpin low-carbon investment. The U.N. talks are therefore not only about safeguarding the environment but also about stimulating economic demand and investment.

…But we need to move now toward securing an agreement in Copenhagen. 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 will be urging my fellow leaders to do so too.

Gordon Brown, prime minister of the UK speaks out about the urgency and opportunities offered by the need to stop climate change. Let’s hope the US senate can come to an agreement on Climate Action before COP15 in December. Carol Browner, Obama’s advisor on energy and environment says there is still time to get a bill out of the senate within the next month or so. Yes we can!