Climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard will be responsible for overseeing efforts to achieve the EU's CO2 target and to link its emissions trading scheme to other national cap-and-trade schemes, according to a mission letter written by European Commission president José Manuel Barroso.
Her other responsibilities will include promoting low-carbon technologies and coordinating climate adaptation policy, including building on a white paper issued earlier this year. Work on technology and adaptation will be done in cooperation with other commissioners, says Mr Barroso.
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