Connie Hedegaard

Connie Hedegaard served as European Commissioner for Climate Action from 2010 to 2014. During her term she led negotiations towards adoption of the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework; was responsible for the 2050 Roadmap for a low-carbon economy; and represented the EU in international climate negotiations.

With two decades of experience in international and domestic executive policy making, Ms Hedegaard currently holds several key positions in support of a low-carbon and green economy: She is the first Chair of the Board of the KR Foundation; the current Chair of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Round Table for Sustainable Development; Chair of the Danish Government’s Committee on Public Service; Chair of the Board for the Danish green think tank CONCITO; and member of the board of Aarhus University. Ms Hedegaard has furthermore been appointed Public Investigator for the Norwegian governmental project on Green Competitiveness. Ms Hedegaard has a background in journalism.