Tag Archive for 'Connie Hedegaard'

Doha Climate Conference looks to new global climate deal in 2015

December 10th, 2012 by European Commission

The European Union has welcomed the outcome of the Doha climate conference which lays the basis for more ambitious international action against climate change in the short term, paves the way for a new global climate agreement to be finalised in 2015, and enables a second period of the Kyoto Protocol to start on 1 […]

Global businesses support putting a price on carbon emissions

November 29th, 2012 by University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership

Over one hundred international companies, including Shell, Unilever, Cathay Pacific, EDF Energy, Braskem, Statoil, Swiss Re, Ricoh and Skanska, endorsed the Carbon Price Communiqué, which was presented on 19 November 2012 to the European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, and distinguished Ambassadors to the EU at an event in Brussels. The Communiqué calls on […]

European Commission promotes efficient living to improve welfare

October 9th, 2012 by European Commission

Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, launched on 8 October 2012 a pan-European communication campaign in collaboration with more than 70 organisations from across Europe. Under the slogan “A world you like. With a climate you like” the campaign seeks to put practical solutions at the centre of the climate change debate and demonstrate […]

New EU on-line tool to help adapt to climate change

March 25th, 2012 by European Commission

The European Climate Adaptation Platform (CLIMATE-ADAPT), an interactive web-based tool on adaptation to climate change, went online on the 23 March 2012 at the European Environment Agency (EEA) in Copenhagen. Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, joined Ida Auken, Denmark’s Minister for the Environment, and the EEA’s Executive Director Jacqueline McGlade for the launch. […]

Growing list of European airports addressing their carbon footprint

February 1st, 2012 by Airports Council International

With the inclusion of the airline industry into the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme from 1 January 2012, ACI EUROPE has released an update on its flagship climate change initiative, Airport Carbon Accreditation, detailing the progress made by airports in lowering their own CO2 emissions. As of the 31 January 2012, some 55 airports in Europe […]

The Durban Vision Statement – unprecedented transformation required for global sustainability

December 15th, 2011 by Stockholm Environment Institute

Looking ahead to Rio+20 and future climate negotiations, four of the world’s leading research institutes on global sustainability have released a statement calling on world leaders to “adopt a new mindset to listen to the voice of science and knowledge and address the unavoidable interconnections between global sustainability, poverty eradication, social justice and economic development […]

Increased European public concern about climate change & awareness of economic benefits of action

October 10th, 2011 by European Commission

More than two Europeans in three see climate change as a very serious problem and almost 80% consider that taking action to combat it can boost the economy and jobs, a special Eurobarometer survey published on 7 October 2011 shows.