Connie Hedegaard - Negotiating a New International Response to Climate Change
Part of the FT Business – LSE European Institute ‘The Future of Europe’ lecture series, with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Chair: Professor Judith Rees, Director of the Grantham Research Institute
Speaker: Connie Hedegaard, Danish Minister for Climate and Energy
Discussant: Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Overview of lecture
Lecture on the prospects for COP15 in Copenhagen 2009
Climate change is one of the most complex global challenges the world currently faces. Unless dealt with, climate change will potentially have disastrous effects on nature and human societies.
It is the aim that a new global agreement shall be concluded at COP15 in Copenhagen in December 2009.
Connie Hedegaard shared her observations on the status of the international negotiations and dwelled upon hurdles and deadlocks to be overcome in order to reach agreement.
This event was one of a series of events marking the establishment of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE, and also formed part of the FT Business – LSE European Institute ‘The Future of Europe’ lecture series.