Commissioner Hedegaard to push for global climate ambition at New York Climate summit

Today, the EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard will start a series of climate meetings in New York, where she will also attend the UN Climate Summit hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on Tuesday, 23 September. At the Climate Summit she will join President Barroso in calling on global leaders to step up their efforts in the fight against climate change and present their national contributions for the new global climate agreement to be reached in Paris next year. In the run-up to the summit, she will host an Informal Ministerial Roundtable on Climate Change on Saturday to discuss progress on the UN climate negotiations. On Sunday and Monday, she will participate in the Major Economies Forum, where she will also take part in the special session with foreign ministers, as well as attend the High Level Assembly of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC). She will also continue the series of bilateral meetings at ministerial level on Tuesday and Wednesday. As part of these talks, Connie Hedegaard will meet with ministers responsible for environment and climate issues from the United States, Norway, Israel, Peru, Chile, Colombia and other African and Asian countries.