Emmanuelle Cosse

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Emmanuelle Cosse
Emmanuelle Cosse, 2010 (cropped).jpg
Emmanuelle Cosse in 2010
Minister of Housing and Sustainable Habitat
In office
11 February 2016 – 10 May 2017
President François Hollande
Prime Minister Manuel Valls
Bernard Cazeneuve
Preceded by Sylvia Pinel
Succeeded by Richard Ferrand
(Territorial Cohesion)
National Secretary of Europe Ecology – The Greens
In office
30 November 2013 – 11 February 2016
Preceded by Pascal Durand
Succeeded by David Cormand
Member of the Regional Council
of Île-de-France
Assumed office
26 March 2010
Personal details
Born (1974-11-15) 15 November 1974 (age 43)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Political party Europe Ecology – The Greens
Spouse(s) Denis Baupin (m. 2015)

Emmanuelle Cosse (born 15 November 1974) is a French activist with LGBT and feminist groups, and a politician with the green party Europe Ecology – The Greens, as well as a journalist and magazine editor.


A member of a prominent Leftist family,[1] she first became an activist as a student with the Fédération indépendante et démocratique lycéenne.

The successor to Philippe Mangeot, from 1999 to 2001 she was president of ACT UP-Paris, the local chapter of international LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS direct action group ACT UP.[2] She was Co-Editor in Chief of the high-profile magazine Regards, after having worked for several newspapers.

Political career[edit]

She ran as a candidate with the party Europe Écologie (now Europe Écologie – Les Verts) during the 2010 French regional elections, in Île-de-France, which includes the city of Paris.[3] She is currently Vice-President of the Regional Council of Île-de-France, administering the housing portfolio, since March 26, 2010. On 30 November 2013, she is elected General Secretary (in French secrétaire nationale) of Europe Écologie – Les Verts (EELV).[4]

On 11 February 2016, she was appointed to French President François Hollande's cabinet as Minister for Housing and Sustainable Habitat. She resigned from her position as General Secretary of Europe Ecology - Les Verts on the same day.[5]