Åsa Romson

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Åsa Romson
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Minister for the Environment
Incumbent
Assumed office
3 October 2014
Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Preceded by Lena Ek
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
Incumbent
Assumed office
3 October 2014
Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Preceded by Jan Björklund
Spokesperson of the Green Party
Incumbent
Assumed office
21 May 2011
Serving with Gustav Fridolin
Preceded by Maria Wetterstrand
Peter Eriksson
Member of the Riksdag
In office
4 October 2010 – 3 October 2014
Constituency Stockholm Municipality
Personal details
Born (1972-03-22) 22 March 1972 (age 42)
Stockholm, Sweden
Political party Green Party
Alma mater Stockholm University
Profession Lawyer

Åsa Elisabeth Romson (born 22 March 1972) is a Swedish politician who has been Minister for the Environment and Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden in the Swedish Government since 2014. She is a member of the Green Party and one its spokespersons along with Gustav Fridolin since 2011.

She has been a member of the Swedish parliament since the 2010 election.

Between 2002-2010 she was a member of the city council in Stockholm. Since the 2010 election she has been a spokesperson for environmental and climate policy. In the late 1990s, she was a member of the Green Party and the Young Greens of Sweden.

On 29 March 2011, she was proposed as one of the candidates[1] to be the Green Party's new spokesperson, together with Gustav Fridolin. They were elected on 21 May 2011.

In 2012 Romson completed a Ph.D in environmental law at Stockholm University[2]

Since 2014 she is the Minister for the Environment in the Löfven Cabinet.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Peter Eriksson
Maria Wetterstrand
Spokeperson of the Green Party
2011–present
Alongside with:
Gustav Fridolin
Incumbent
Preceded by
Jan Björklund
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
2014–present
Preceded by
Lena Ek
Minister for the Environment
2014–present