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Climate Conference President Hedegaard Resigns PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marjorie Holt   
Wednesday, December 16 2009

Climate Conference President Hedegaard ResignsBy: Clean Skies News, Published: 12/16/09 10:36am
United Nations climate conference President Connie Hedegaard has resigned and will be replaced by the Danish prime minister as head of the historic talks.

The announcement came today in Copenhagen, as world leaders arrive and the 193-nation conference enters into a higher phase of negotiations.

U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer says Hedegaard will continue to lead informal talks but Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen will now be the formal head of the conference.

Hedegaard says it's appropriate for Loekke Rasmussen to preside with so many heads of state and government taking part.

“Approximately 115 heads of state and government have decided to participate in COP15 at summit level to close a deal in Copenhagen," said Loekke Rasmussen. "The final negotiations will be tense and strenuous. I have therefore asked Minister Connie Hedegaard to continue to negotiate the Copenhagen outcome with her colleagues."


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