“We’re at a unique moment in history”, says UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown: we can use today’s interconnectedness to develop our shared global ethic — and work together to confront the challenges of poverty, security, climate change and the economy.
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown is one of the world’s most experienced political leaders, with a deep understanding of the global economy based on 10 years’ experience as Great Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer. He has been a key architect of the G8′s agreements on poverty and climate change, and has provided a passionate voice to encourage the developed world to aid struggling African countries. He is an advocate of global solutions for global problems — through both the reinvention of international institution and the advancement of a global ethics.
Mr. Brown has promoted technology as a tool for economic (and environmental) recovery. With his charge to “count the carbon and the pennies,” research on electric cars and residential energy efficiency are slated to become a major part of the UK’s recovery plan. He has pushed for universal broadband and a general increase in spending on science. He has also sought to use new communication tools like Twitter and YouTube as a means to communicate government policy.
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