List of ministers of climate change

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A list of ministers of climate change or officials in charge of cabinet positions with portfolios dealing primarily with climate change and issues related to mitigation of global warming.

A[edit]

 Australia[edit]

Title Minister Incumbency Under Notes
Minister for climate change and water Penny Wong (La) 2007-12-03/2008-12-11 Rudd (La) [1][2][3][4]
Minister for climate change, energy efficiency, and water 2010-03-08/2010-06-24 [1][5]
2010-06-24/2010-09-14 Gillard (La) [5]
Minister for climate change and energy efficiency Greg Combet 2010-09-14/ [6][7][8]

B[edit]

 Belgium[edit]

Title Minister Incumbency Under Notes
Minister for climate and energy Paul Magnette (S) 2007-12/2008-03-20 Verhofstadt (O) [9][10][11][12]
2008-03-20/2008-12-11/ Leterme (C) [13][14]
2008-12-30/2009-11 Van Rompuy (C) [15][16]
2009-11-25/ Leterme (C) [17][18]

D[edit]

 Denmark[edit]

Title Minister Incumbency Under Notes
Minister for climate and energy Connie Hedegaard (C) 2007-11-23/2009 A.F. Rasmussen (V) [19][20][21][22]

E[edit]

 European Union[edit]

Title Minister Incumbency Under Notes
European commissioner for climate action Connie Hedegaard (P) 2010-02-09/ Barroso (P)

[23][24][25]

G[edit]

 Greece[edit]

Title Minister Incumbency Under Notes
Minister for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change Tina Birbili (P) 2009-10-07/ Papandreou (P) [26][27][28]

N[edit]

 New Zealand[edit]

Title Minister Incumbency Under Notes
Minister responsible for climate change issues David Parker (L) 2005-10-19/2006-03-21 Clark (L) [29][30][31]
Pete Hodgson (L) 2006-03-21/2006-05-03 [30][32]
David Parker (L) 2006-05-03/2008-11-19 [29][30]
Minister for climate change issues Nick Smith (N) 2008-11-19/ Key (N) [30][33][34]
Minister responsible for international climate change negotiations Tim Groser (N) 2010-01-27/ [35]

 Niue[edit]

Title Minister Incumbency Under Notes
Minister in charge of climate change Terry Coe /1997-12-09/1998-11-12/ Lui [36][37][38]
none /2007/ Young Vivian [39]
Minister of meteorological services and climate change Tufukia Talagi /2008/ Talagi [40]

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 Romania[edit]

Title Minister Incumbency Under Notes
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Rovana Plumb (PSD) 2012-05-7/ Ponta (PSD)

S[edit]

 Scotland[edit]

Title Minister Incumbency Under Notes
Minister for transport, infrastructure, and climate change Stewart Stevenson (N) 2007-05-17/2010-12 Salmond (N) [41][42]
Minister for environment and climate change Roseanna Cunningham (N) 2010-12/ [43][44]

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 United Kingdom[edit]

Title Minister Incumbency Under Notes
Secretary of state for energy and climate change Ed Miliband (L) 2008-10-03/2008-12-11/ Brown (L) [45][46]
Chris Huhne (LD) 2010-05-12/2012-02-03 Cameron (C) [47][48]
Edward Davey (LD) 2012-02-03/ [48]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ COP 14 (2008): 9
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  6. ^ "The Gillard ministry". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2010-09-11. Retrieved 2010-09-14. "Climate Change and Energy Efficiency: Greg Combet" 
  7. ^ "The Hon Greg Combet AM, MP". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 2010-09-14. "Party: Australian Labor Party" 
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