Kirsten Brosbøl

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Kirsten Brosbøl
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Minister for the Environment
In office
2 February 2014 – 28 June 2015
Prime MinisterHelle Thorning-Schmidt
Preceded byIda Auken
Succeeded byEva Kjer Hansen
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1977-12-14) December 14, 1977 (age 41)
Odder, Denmark
Political partySocial Democratic Party
EducationRoskilde University
University of Sussex

Kirsten Brosbøl (born 14 December 1977) is a Danish politician. She has represented the Social Democrats in the Danish parliament (Danish: Folketinget) since 2005, and served as Minister for the Environment from 2014 to 2015. In the Danish general election of 2015, she was re-elected to the Folketing as the second representative from the Østjyllands Storkreds district.

Personal life[edit]

Kirsten Brosbøl was born in Odder, Denmark. Her father is bricklayer and shoemaker Lars Peter Brosbøl and her mother is nurse Bente Skødt Jensen. She studied mathematics at Odder Gymnasium. She has a cand.scient.soc. degree in sociology with a focus on international development from Roskilde University (1997–2005), and an MA in peace and conflict studies from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom (2002–2003).

Political career[edit]

From 2001 to 2004, Brosbøl worked as a student assistant for the Social Democrats in the Folketing, and from 2004 to 2005 she worked as a political consultant for the Danish Social Democrats in the European Parliament.[1] She first ran for the office of member of parliament in 2004 in the Skanderborg district. She was elected with 5,479 votes in the Danish general election of 2005.

As of 2016, she is a member of the following the Folketing committees: The Climate, Energy and Building Committee; The Environment and Food Committee; The Foreign Affairs Committee; and The Foreign Policy Committee (substitute member).[1][2]

Brosbøl is the representative of the Social Democrats in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. She is also the head of a non-partisan parliamentary network focusing on issues of reproductive health, primarily in developing countries.

On January 23, 2007, the spokesperson positions in the Folketing were shuffled, and Kirsten Brosbøl was reassigned from equality spokesperson to food spokesperson.


  1. ^ a b "Kirsten Brosbøl". Folketinget. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Kirsten Brosbøl". Danmarks Radio. Retrieved 28 October 2016.