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Climate change 11-07-2011

The EU budget: lean and green

With a significant rise of climate-related spending, the European Commission's proposed next EU budget demonstrates a clear commitment to sustainable growth and transforming Europe into a low-carbon society, argues EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard.
Climate change 15-04-2011

Europe can make 30% emissions cuts, EU figures show

A 30% cut in greenhouse gas emissions is possible by 2020 if Europe meets its efficiency targets, according to the maths used by Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard.
Climate change 06-04-2011

Europe, California discuss harmonised carbon market

Carbon markets in Europe and California could soon be working in synch, after a meeting between EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard and California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday (April 5).
Climate change 10-02-2011

Sustainable business is good business

A new mindset is emerging in the business world, where company bosses are realising that sustainable business plans are not just good for the climate but for their firms too, writes Connie Hedegaard, EU commissioner for climate action, in a post-Davos commentary.
Climate change 10-12-2010

Cancún summit delegates battle clock for climate deal

Delegates from 193 nations are struggling to strike a deal on steps to fight global warming before the UN Cancún climate conference's scheduled deadline of Friday 10 December. If they fail, it will herald a damaging setback for the multilateral process after the Copenhagen summit ended in disarray last year.
Development Policy 19-02-2010

New era for climate diplomacy as UN chief resigns

A new era of climate diplomacy is about to start after the Copenhagen summit fell short of agreeing a new legally-binding agreement, UN climate chief Yvo de Boer said, announcing his resignation yesterday (18 February). Meanwhile, the EU's commissioner for climate action, Connie Hedegaard, will embark on a world tour to reinvigorate talks. 
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