Connie Hedegaard

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Connie Hedegaard

Danish politician and public intellectual who has been European Commissioner for Climate Action in the European Commission since 10 February 2010 add

Category: Politics

Born in 1960.

Countries: Denmark (86%), Europe (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Folketing, European Commission, Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Linked to: Conservative People's Party, University of Copenhagen, Berlingske, European Commission




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Connie Hedegaard was born in 1960 add something


She has been a member of the Conservative Party and active in government on and off since 1984, when she was elected as the hitherto youngest member of the Folketing, the Danish national parliament, where she sat for six years add something


In Denmark, she was a member of the Conservative People's Party , and was a member of parliament from 10 January 1984 to 3 October 1990 add something


In 1990, she left politics to pursue a career in journalism add something


Diving back into politics in 2004, she became Minister of the Environment add something


After the November 2007 general election, she was chosen as Minister for Climate and Energy add something


She was Danish Minister for Climate and Energy from 23 November 2007 as a member of the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen III and that of Lars L√łkke Rasmussen and had been the Danish Minister for the Environment from 2 August 2004 to 23 November 2007, as a member of the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen I and II add something


In May 2008, she told Denmark, Sustainable economic growth is an attainable objective add something


Her most recent important assignment has been preparing and hosting the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 in Copenhagen add something


On behalf of Denmark, she hosted the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009 add something


Ministry of Climate and Energy (Denmark) - The minister of climate and energy was Connie Hedegaard until November 2009 when she was replaced with Lykke Friis


Taking up her new position at the European Commission on 10 February 2010, Connie Hedegaard stressed the importance of climate change in the 21st century add something


Regarding wind power, plans include support for two 200 MW offshore wind farms that are scheduled to begin energy production in 2012 add something