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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 Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

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    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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    The Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Crisis

    Seth Berkley & Werner Hoyer explain why global leaders must urgently introduce equitable pandemic-response mechanisms.
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    Rishi Sunak’s Daunting Challenge

    Chris Patten urges the UK prime minister to join the battle for the soul of the Conservative Party after a disastrous year.
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    Russia’s Financial Crisis Must Come Sooner

    Simon Johnson shows why a low price cap for the country’s crude exports would render the Kremlin’s war economy untenable.
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Josep Borrell urges European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.

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