On this day in ...
... 2007, Connie Hedegaard (left) became Denmark's Minister for Climate Change and Energy. For the 3 years just before that, Hedegaard served as Minister for the Environment.
A former print and broadcast journalist and a member of the Conservative People's Party, she'd been a legislator from 1984 to 1990. As detailed in a recent New York Times profile, she's now busy getting ready to host the U.N. Climate Change Conference. Called COP15, it's to be held December 7-18 in Copenhagen, the city where she was born on September 15, 1960.
(Prior November 23 posts are here and here.)