In our first interview series in September 2018 concerning the work of the Sustainability Council and the Open Source Lab, Ms. Connie Hedegaard elaborates on her view of the most critical points in future development.
“I think that one of the main lessons is that it is so difficult in our silo organized society – at a policy, administration, and company level – to really sync across those silos and to find cross-cutting solutions. But nonetheless, I think that is the big task in front of all of us.”
Connie Hedegaard is a Danish politician and public intellectual. She is a member of the board at Aarhus University and chairwoman of the Kann Foundation, an international environment foundation. From 2010 to 2014, Ms. Hedegaard was European Commissioner for Climate Action and from 2004 to 2009 Danish Minister for Environment and Nordic Cooperation as well as Minister for Climate and Energy.