With two decades of experience in international and domestic executive policy making, Ms. Connie Hedegaard is today assuming several key positions in support of a low-carbon and green economy.
Connie Hedegaard was the European Commissioner for Climate Action from 2010 to 2014, during which she led the negotiations towards the adoption of the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework. As EU Commissioner, she was also responsible for the 2050 Roadmap for moving to a low carbon economy and represented the EU in the international climate negotiations.
Connie Hedegaard has had climate action as a centrepiece of her political effort since she was appointed Minister of Environment to Denmark in 2004. Her political career she initiated in 1984 when she was elected to the Danish parliament as the youngest ever to exercise the mandate. In 1990 she decided to leave parliament and focus on a career in journalism, achieving 14 years in the print press, as TV anchor and as head of Danish Radio News (DR), respectively. Hence, she has a very elaborate engagement in issues concerning the interplay between media, the public and democracy.
Currently Connie Hedegaard is chairing a number of foundations and executive boards, including OECD’s Round Table for Sustainability, KR Foundation, Aarhus University, and Denmark’s green think tank, Concito. Moreover, she serves as board member in Danfoss, Nordex, Teknologisk Institut , European Climate Foundation and the Danish Annual Democracy Festival, Folkemødet. Ms. Hedegaard holds a master degree in History and Literature and has authored and contributed to several books, publications and columns.
Danish book about the future of EU and how Europe can tackle the challenges EU faces
Danish biography by Kurt Strand
Connie Hedegaard talks about the challenges we are facing in regards to climate changes.
Connie Hedegaard participates along side, former Finance Minister, Bjarne Corydon in a Bagklog special about the big and small consequences of COVID-19.
Daily Danish News Program at DR (The Danish Broadcasting Corporation). Connie Hedegaard participated in the segment ‘Green Restart’.
Connie Hedegaard, Former European Commissioner for Climate open the C40 World Mayors Summit 2019
As Chair of the Board of Aarhus University, Denmark held the celebratory commemoration speech
Ad spot for 2019 European Parliament election, where Connie Hedegaard teams up with Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Frank Hvam, Mick Øgendahl, and Anders Morgenthaler to focus on the climate changes and the importance of voting green at the election
As former European Commissioner for Climate Action and as host Minister of the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Connie Hedegaard has been at the sharp end of global agreements.
LSE’s Conor Gearty travelled to Brussels to interview Connie Hedegaard, the European Commissioner for Climate Action. The interview was screened as part of the Dahrendorf Symposium, held in Berlin in November 2013.
25 minute interview, where Stephen Sackur speaks to the EU Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard. Are Europe’s politicians failing the climate change challenge?
Climate action, green transition and international climate policy and investments;
Press, public media and Democracy in 21st century;
Policy and the European Union; obstacles and possibilities in international political frameworks.