Minister of Climate and the Environment (Norway)

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Minister of Climate and the Environment of Norway
Klima- og Miljøvernministeren
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Sveinung Rotevatn 2015.jpg
Incumbent
Sveinung Rotevatn

since 24 January 2020
Ministry of the Environment
Member of Council of State
Seat Oslo
Nominator Prime Minister
Appointer Monarch
with approval of Parliament
Term length No fixed length
Constituting instrument Constitution of Norway
Formation 8 May 1972
First holder Olav Gjærevoll
Deputy State secretaries at the Ministry of the Environment
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The Minister of Climate and the Environment (Norwegian: Klima- og miljøministeren) is a Councilor of State and Chief of Norway's Ministry of the Environment. The current minister is Sveinung Rotevatn. At the State Council the 17 January 2018, Ola Evestuen (Liberal Party) was appointed as Minister of Climate and Environment[1]. The post was previously held since 16 December 2015 by Vidar Helgesen of the Conservative Party.[2] The ministry is responsible for environmental issues, including influencing environmental impacts on other ministries.[3] Subordinate agencies include the Directorate for Cultural Heritage, the Polar Institute, the Environment Agency and the Mapping Authority.[4]

The minister and minister post were established on 8 May 1972. The title was known as the Minister of the Environment until 2013.[5] Nineteen people from six parties have held the position. Thorbjørn Berntsen of the Labour Party has held the position the longest, a week short of seven years. Gro Harlem Bruntland, who held the position for five years, later became Prime Minister. Erik Solheim of the Socialist Left Party held the position concurrently with being Minister of International Development.[6]

Key

The following lists the minister, their party, date of assuming and leaving office, their tenure in years and days, and the cabinet they served in.

  Centre Party
  Conservative Party
  Christian Democratic Party
  Labour Party
  Liberal Party
  Socialist Left Party

Ministers

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet Ref
Ordfører Olav Gjærevoll (1980) (9462991591).jpg Olav Gjærevoll Labour 8 May 1972 18 October 1972 163 days Bratteli I [7]
Trygve Haugeland Centre 18 October 1972 5 March 1973 138 days Korvald [8]
Helga Gitmark Centre 5 March 1973 16 October 1973 225 days Korvald [8]
Tor Halvorsen Labour 16 October 1973 6 September 1974 325 days Bratteli II [9]
Gro Harlem Brundtland - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 1989.jpg Gro Harlem Brundtland Labour 6 September 1974 8 October 1979 5 years, 32 days Bratteli II
Nordli
[9][10]
Rolf Arthur Hansen Labour 8 October 1979 14 October 1981 2 years, 6 days Nordli
Brundtland I
[10][11]
Wenche Frogn Sellæg.jpg Wenche Frogn Sellæg Conservative 14 October 1981 8 June 1983 1 year, 237 days Willoch I [12]
Rakel Surlien Centre 8 June 1983 9 May 1986 2 years, 335 days Willoch II [12]
Sissel Rønbeck Labour 9 May 1986 16 October 1989 3 years, 160 days Brundtland II [13]
Kristin Hille Valla Centre 16 October 1989 3 November 1990 1 year, 18 days Syse [14]
Thorbjørn Berntsen 2007 04 19.jpg Thorbjørn Berntsen Labour 3 November 1990 17 October 1997 6 years, 348 days Brundtland III
Jagland
[15][16]
Guro Fjellanger Liberal 17 October 1997 17 March 2000 2 years, 152 days Bondevik I [17]
Siri Bjerke.jpg Siri Bjerke Labour 17 March 2000 19 October 2001 1 year, 216 days Stoltenberg I [18]
Børge Brende at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2008.jpg Børge Brende Conservative 19 October 2001 18 June 2004 2 years, 243 days Bondevik II [19]
Knut Arild Hareide, Norges miljominister, under miljoministermotet i Kopenhamn 2005-04-07.jpg Knut Arild Hareide Christian Democratic 18 June 2004 17 October 2005 1 year, 121 days Bondevik II [20]
Helen Oddveig Bjørnøy SV Miljøvernminister 20051017.jpg Helen Bjørnøy Socialist Left 17 October 2005 18 October 2007 2 years, 1 day Stoltenberg II [6]
Erik Solheim.jpg Erik Solheim Socialist Left 18 October 2007 23 March 2012 4 years, 157 days Stoltenberg II [6]
Bård Vegar Solhjell - 2010-04-10 at 11-46-06 (1).jpg Bård Vegar Solhjell Socialist Left 23 March 2012 16 October 2013 1 year, 207 days Stoltenberg II [6]
Tine Sundtoft.jpg Tine Sundtoft Conservative 16 October 2013 16 December 2015 2 years, 61 days Solberg

[21]

Vidar Helgesen portrett.jpg Vidar Helgesen Conservative 16 December 2015 17 January 2018 2 years, 32 days Solberg

[22]

Ola Elvestuen på Sentralbanksjefens årstale 2018 (175155).jpg Ola Elvestuen Liberal 17 January 2018 24 January 2020 2 years, 7 days Solberg [23]
Sveinung Rotevatn 2015.jpg Sveinung Rotevatn Liberal 24 January 2020 present 17 days Solberg [24]

References

  1. ^ Environment, Ministry of Climate and (19 January 2018). "Ola Elvestuen appointed as new Minister of Climate and Environment". Government.no. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Erna Solbergs's Government". Government.no. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Areas of responsibility". About the ministry. Government.no. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Subordinate agencies". About the ministry. Government.no. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Historical background". About the ministry. Government.no. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d "Jens Stoltenberg's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 11 April 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Trygve Bratteli's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 9 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Lars Korvald's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  9. ^ a b "Trygve Bratteli's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 9 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  10. ^ a b "Odvar Nordli's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  11. ^ "Gro Harlem Brundtland's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  12. ^ a b "Odvar Nordli's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  13. ^ "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  14. ^ "Jan Syse's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  15. ^ "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Third Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 3 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  16. ^ "Thorbjørn Jagland's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  17. ^ "Kjell Magne Bondevik's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  18. ^ "Jens Stoltenberg's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  19. ^ "Kjell Magne Bondevik's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  20. ^ "Kjell Magne Bondevik's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  21. ^ "Erna Solbergs's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  22. ^ "Erna Solbergs's Government". Government.no. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  23. ^ "Minister of Climate and the Environment Ola Elvestuen". Government.no. 17 January 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  24. ^ "This Is Solberg's Cabinet 4.0". NRK. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
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