Minister of Climate and the Environment

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Minister of Climate and the Environment of Norway
Klima- og Miljøvernministeren
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Vidar Helgesen portrett.jpg
Incumbent
Vidar Helgesen

since 16 December 2015
Ministry of the Environment
Member ofCouncil of State
SeatOslo
NominatorPrime Minister
AppointerMonarch
with approval of Parliament
Term lengthNo fixed length
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Norway
Formation8 May 1972
First holderOlav Gjærevoll
DeputyState secretaries at the Ministry of the Environment
WebsiteOfficial website

The Minister of Climate and the Environment (Norwegian: Klima- og miljøministeren) is a Councilor of State and Chief of Norway's Ministry of the Environment. At the State Council on Friday the 17 of January 2018, Ola Evestuen (Liberal Party) was appointed as Minister of Climate and Environment[1]. The post was previously held since 16 December 2015 by Vidar Helgesen of the Conservative Party.[2] The ministry is responsible for environmental issues, including influencing environmental impacts on other ministries.[3] Subordinate agencies include the Directorate for Cultural Heritage, the Polar Institute, the Environment Agency and the Mapping Authority.[4]

The minister and minister post were established on 8 May 1972. The title was known as the Minister of the Environment until 2013.[5] Nineteen people from six parties have held the position. Thorbjørn Berntsen of the Labour Party has held the position the longest, a week short of seven years. Gro Harlem Bruntland, who held the position for five years, later became Prime Minister. Erik Solheim of the Socialist Left Party held the position concurrently with being Minister of International Development.[6]

Key[edit]

The following lists the minister, their party, date of assuming and leaving office, their tenure in years and days, and the cabinet they served in.

  Centre Party
  Conservative Party
  Christian Democratic Party
  Labour Party
  Liberal Party
  Socialist Left Party

Ministers[edit]

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet Ref
Ordfører Olav Gjærevoll (1980) (9462991591).jpg Olav Gjærevoll Labour 8 May 1972 18 August 1972 0 year, 155 days Bratteli I [7]
Trygve Haugeland Centre 18 August 1972 5 March 1973 1 year, 60 days Korvald [8]
Helga Gitmark Centre 5 March 1973 16 October 1973 1 year, 60 days Korvald [8]
Tor Halvorsen Labour 16 October 1973 6 September 1974 2 years, 93 days Bratteli II [9]
Gro Harlem Brundtland - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 1989.jpg Gro Harlem Brundtland Labour 6 September 1974 8 October 1979 2 years, 93 days Bratteli II
Nordli
[9][10]
Rolf Arthur Hansen Labour 8 October 1979 14 October 1981 2 years, 269 days Nordli
Brundtland I
[10][11]
Wenche Frogn Sellæg Conservative 14 October 1981 8 June 1983 1 year, 248 days Willoch I [12]
Rakel Surlien Centre 8 June 1983 9 May 1986 2 years, 336 days Willoch II [12]
Sissel Rønbeck Labour 9 May 1986 16 October 1989 3 years, 162 days Brundtland II [13]
Kristin Hille Valla Centre 16 October 1989 3 November 1990 1 year, 19 days Syse [14]
Thorbjørn Berntsen 2007 04 19.jpg Thorbjørn Berntsen Labour 3 November 1990 17 October 1997 7 years, 342 days Brundtland III
Jagland
[15][16]
Guro Fjellanger Liberal 17 October 1997 21 March 2000 2 year, 157 days Bondevik I [17]
Siri Bjerke.jpg Siri Bjerke Labour 21 March 2000 19 October 2001 1 year, 213 days Stoltenberg I [18]
Børge Brende at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2008.jpg Børge Brende Conservative 19 October 2001 18 June 2004 2 years, 212 days Bondevik II [19]
Knut Arild Hareide, Norges miljominister, under miljoministermotet i Kopenhamn 2005-04-07.jpg Knut Arild Hareide Christian Democratic 18 June 2004 17 October 2005 1 years, 152 days Bondevik II [19]
Helen Oddveig Bjørnøy SV Miljøvernminister 20051017.jpg Helen Bjørnøy Socialist Left 17 October 2005 18 October 2007 2 years, 1 days Stoltenberg II [6]
Erik Solheim.jpg Erik Solheim Socialist Left 20 October 2007 23 March 2012 4 years, 158 days Stoltenberg II [6]
Bård Vegar Solhjell - 2010-04-10 at 11-46-06 (1).jpg Bård Vegar Solhjell Socialist Left 23 March 2012 16 October 2013 6 years, 334 days Stoltenberg II [6]
Tine Sundtoft.jpg Tine Sundtoft Conservative 16 October 2013 16 December 2015 2 years, 61 days Solberg

[20]

Vidar Helgesen portrett.jpg Vidar Helgesen Conservative 16 December 2015 17 January 2018 3 years, 66 days Solberg

[21]

Ola Elvestuen 20131017 001 (10331833333).jpg
Ola Elvestuen Liberal Party 17 January 2018 Present Solberg [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Environment, Ministry of Climate and (2018-01-19). "Ola Elvestuen appointed as new Minister of Climate and Environment". Government.no. Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  2. ^ "Erna Solbergs's Government". Government.no. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Areas of responsibility". About the ministry. Government.no. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Subordinate agencies". About the ministry. Government.no. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Historical background". About the ministry. Government.no. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d "Jens Stoltenberg's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Trygve Bratteli's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Lars Korvald's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  9. ^ a b "Trygve Bratteli's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  10. ^ a b "Odvar Nordli's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  11. ^ "Gro Harlem Brundtland's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  12. ^ a b "Odvar Nordli's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  13. ^ "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  14. ^ "Jan Syse's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  15. ^ "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Third Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  16. ^ "Thorbjørn Jagland's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  17. ^ "Kjell Magne Bondevik's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  18. ^ "Jens Stoltenberg's First Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  19. ^ a b "Kjell Magne Bondevik's Second Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  20. ^ "Erna Solbergs's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  21. ^ "Erna Solbergs's Government". Government.no. Retrieved 12 January 2016.