Hedegaard becomes new EU climate commissioner

Danish climate and energy minister Connie Hedegaard will head up a new European Commission department dedicated to climate change, commission president José Manuel Barroso announced on Friday as he unveiled his new team of commissioners.

Ms Hedegaard will deal with the EU's international climate strategy, Europe's emissions trading scheme and industrial emissions and ozone layer protection, including the integrated pollution prevention and control directive (IPPC).

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