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.