Sophie Hæstorp Andersen has been the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen since 1 January, 2022, for the Social Democratic Party – the second woman to hold the office. She is working to further develop and improve Copenhagen as a city where healthy and meaningful lives go together with sustainable urban development and rapid carbon reductions. Under her leadership, the City of Copenhagen is developing a new climate plan for 2025–2035 with clear aspirations of becoming carbon-positive and strong ambitions to reduce consumption-based emissions.
Lord Mayor Hæstorp Andersen is convinced that a climate-friendly city is also a healthy and livable city, which Copenhagen is a living proof of. Prior to her role as Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, she was a Member of the Danish Parliament (2001–2005; 2007–2013) and served as Chairperson of the Regional Council at the Capital Region of Denmark (2014–2021), where she was a driving force in developing a green partnership between Danish Regions and Municipalities working together towards more sustainable food production and procurement.
In her role as Vice Chair on the C40 Steering Committee, Lord Mayor Hæstorp Andersen will be a leading voice in promoting and advocating for bold and innovative climate action in cities worldwide and inspiring change for a better future for all people.