Ms. Connie Hedegaard, Former European Commissioner, EU Commission - Copenhagen, Denmark
Connie Hedegaard Koksbang is a Danish politician and public intellectual who has been European Commissioner for Climate Action since 10 February 2010 till 31 October 2015.
On behalf of Denmark, she hosted the UN Climate Change conference in Copenhagen 2009. She was Danish Minister for Climate and Energy from 23 November 2007 and had been the Danish Minister for the Environment from 2 August 2004 to 23 November 2007.
In Denmark, she was a member of the Conservative People’s party (DKF), and was a member of parliament from 10 January 1984 to 3 October 1990. She was also elected a member of the Folketing in the 2005 Danish Parliamentary election. Prior to becoming a minister, she worked as a journalist at DR, the Danish national broadcaster.