All over Europe we see that cities are building or planning better facilities for cyclists. Connie Hedegaard the commissioner for Climate Action is very confident, that there is a great willingness among city councils and mayors to take action and change their city into more live-able places, by building better cycling facilities and good public transport. Citizens are tired of wasting time in endless queues of cars and Connie Hedegaard is also well aware that strengthening cycling is an important step in tackling the challenges of global warming. She is herself an enthusiastic cyclist and readily cycles to and from work both in Brussels and when she was minister in Denmark.
Connie Hedegaard is the European Commissioner for Climate Action. She holds a Masters in Literature and History and has worked as a journalist and anchor person. She has been active in Danish politics for many years and has served as Minister for the Environment and Minister for Climate and Energy.
Collaboration is a key word in her work. In December 2009, she brought leading politicians from across the globe to the negotiation table at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. She now works to ensure that the EU invests in efficient and climate friendly technologies.