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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 US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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