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Connie Hedegaard

Connie Hedegaard

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Connie Hedegaard served as European Commissioner for Climate Action (2010-14), and as Denmark’s Minister for the Environment (2004-07) and Minister for Climate and Energy (2007-09).

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  1. The EU Must Step Up in Glasgow
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    The EU Must Step Up in Glasgow

    Oct 18, 2021 Connie Hedegaard says next month’s UN climate-change conference will fail unless the European Union comes prepared to lead.

  2. Greening Next-Generation Europe
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    Greening Next-Generation Europe

    Sep 29, 2021 Connie Hedegaard outlines the opportunities and challenges presented by the continent's ongoing decarbonization efforts.

  3. No Time to Waste
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    No Time to Waste

    Feb 17, 2021 Bill Gates interviewed by Connie Hedegaard about what needs to happen to mitigate the planet's climate crisis before it's too late.

  4. An Interview with Connie Hedegaard
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    An Interview with Connie Hedegaard

    Oct 13, 2020 Connie Hedegaard rates the European Green Deal, touts progress on climate-smart investment, and predicts whether COVID-19 crisis will advance or undermine the green transition.

  5. Greening the Transatlantic Relationship
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    Greening the Transatlantic Relationship

    Oct 7, 2020 Connie Hedegaard laments that Europe and America have grown so far apart on the defining issue of the twenty-first century.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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