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EU Commissioner for Climate Action visits Maldives

European Union’s first Climate Action Commissioner, Connie Hedegaard has arrived in the Maldives today on an official visit.

President Mohamed Nasheed met Hedegaard today at the President’s Office. A presentation of climate change was given at the meeting. The President and Hedegaard discussed the vulnerability of Maldives to climate change and the importance of mitigation and adaptation measures.

President Nasheed stated that the Maldives “highly appreciate” Hedegaard’s work to address climate change issues. Hedegaard noted the “great effort” and leadership of President Nasheed in Copenhagen.

Connie Hedegaard was Denmark’s Minister of Climate Change and Energy from 2007 – 2009. She was also the President of UN climate change conference in Copenhagen.

Source: President’s Office Website

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