Ministry of the Environment (Norway)

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The Royal Norwegian Ministry of the Environment (Norwegian: Miljøverndepartementet) is a Norwegian ministry established in 1972. The Ministry of the Environment has a particular responsibility for carrying out the environmental policies of the Government. The Ministry of the Environment was established on May 8, 1972.

It is led by the Minister of the Environment, currently Tine Sundtoft (Conservative Party). The department report to the legislature (Stortinget).


The ministry is divided into the following sections:[1]

  • Department for Climate Change
  • Department for Cultural Heritage Management
  • Department for Marine Management and Pollution Control
  • Department for Nature Management
  • Department for Organizational Affairs
  • Department for Planning
  • Information section
  • Political staff

Political staff[edit]


Under the ministry there are five administrative agencies[3]

See also[edit]

List of Norwegian Ministers of the Environment


  1. ^ Ministry of the Environment Organization Retrieved 5 October 2013 (Norwegian)
  2. ^ MiljøverndepartementetØvrig politisk ledelse Retrieved 5 October 2013 (Norwegian)
  3. ^ Norwegian Ministry of the Environment Underliggende etater Retrieved 5 October 2013 (Norwegian)

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