In memory of Svend Auken
Svend Auken was Danish Minister for the Environment from 1993 to 1994 and Minister for the Environment and Energy from 1994 to 2001. Both as minister and thereafter he was a well-known and respected figure in Danish, European and global environmental politics. A strategic thinker, a sharp analyst and an excellent communicator, he was one of the first political leaders actively to promote the use of renewable and local energy resources in the fight against climate change.
His vision and drive will be missed.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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