About: Connie Hedegaard

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EU Priorities 2020 10-02-2015

Media4EU: EU strategy for independent and sustainable media

Europe’s media are facing dual crises: economic and digital. Tackling the economic challenges is getting critical in many ways, and also in the EU’s self-interest. Just like for any other key EU sector, the Juncker Commission could indeed trigger sector-strategic thinking, while refraining from interference and/or bailing out the sector.
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Hedegaard: World should stay below 2 degrees global temperature increase

Speaking to EURACTIV in its #Media4EU event, former Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said that she hopes 'there will be enough political will” to reach a global agreement on a “below 2 degrees average temperature increase” in the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris later this year
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#Media4EU 03-02-2015

Hedegaard: National media should be more interested in EU

Speaking to EURACTIV in its #Media4EU event, former Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said that EU affairs are in need of ' stronger media coverage to get more citizens involved.'
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Climate change 08-07-2014

Commission earmarks €2 billion for clean energy projects

The European Commission announced on Tuesday a €2 billion boost for low-carbon energy projects in Europe. The Commission is awarding a total of 1 billion EUR to 19 innovative low-carbon energy projects selected under the second call of the NER300 funding programme.
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Economy & Jobs 23-04-2014

From reform to Growth – EPP Congress Dublin 2014

The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies was present at the XII Congress of the European People’s Party (EPP) that took place in Dublin on 6 and 7 March 2014, an event that gathered more than 2,000 participants, including the leaders of EU institutions, heads of state and government, party leaders, ministers, national and European parliamentarians, and delegates from EPP member parties throughout Europe.
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Climate change 10-03-2014

Hedegaard: “Ukrainian crisis shows we need to reduce our energy dependency”

Speaking at the EPP Congress in Dublin last week, EU Commissioner for Climate Action said on Friday that recent development in Ukraine show that the EU must reduce its dependency on energy imports. 'The Ukrainian debate would have been slightly different if we were not that dependent on importing Russian gas,' Hedegaard said. Interviews organised with the help of Wilfried Martens Centre of European Studies http://martenscentre.eu/
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Climate change 06-02-2014

Parliament backs strong EU stance on 2030 clean energy goals

The European Parliament sent a “strong message” on Wednesday in favour of an ambitious EU energy and climate policy for 2030, backing legally-binding goals for CO2 emissions, renewables and energy efficiency. parliament voted for a 40% cut in CO2 emissions, a 30% share of the energy market for renewable energy and a 40% improvement in energy efficiency, all by 2030.
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Energy 22-01-2014

Green MEPs, NGOs protest Commission’s new 2030 climate and energy targets

Chanting “Frack off  Barroso” and “Climate SOS”, Green MEPs and NGOs gathered on Wednesday in front of the European Commission in Brussels to protest against the EU's new climate and energy targets for 2030. Dubbing the new proposals 'ambitious, affordable and realistic', the EU's executive is pushing for a binding 40% reduction in carbon emissions from 1990 levels.
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European Business Summit highlights skills shortage, climate split

Europe runs the risk of being left behind by its global competitors because of the shortage of engineers and scientists leads to lower productivity and a loss of domestic and international trade. That's one of the key messages given on Wednesday to delegates at the European Business Summit.