Minister for the Environment (Denmark)

Minister for the Environment of Denmark (Danish: Miljøminister) is the politically appointed head of the Danish Ministry of the Environment, and a member of the Cabinet. The ministry and the minister post was created in 1971. From 1971 to 1973, the ministry was named the "Ministry of Pollution Combating".

Minister of the Environment
Miljøminister
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Incumbent
Lea Wermelin

since 27 June 2019
Ministry of Environment
Member ofthe Folketing
AppointerPrime Minister
Term length4 years
Formation11 October 1971; 48 years ago (1971-10-11)
First holderJens Kampmann [da]

List of Ministers for the EnvironmentEdit

No. Portrait Name
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Government
Took office Left office Duration
Minister for Public Works and Pollution Control
(Minister for offentlige arbejder og forureningsbekæmpelse)
1Jens Kampmann [da]
(born 1937)
11 October 197127 September 19731 year, 351 daysSocial DemocratsKrag III
Jørgensen I
Minister for the Environment
(Miljøminister)
2Helge Nielsen [da]
(1918–1991)
27 September 197319 December 197383 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen I
3Holger Hansen [da]
(1929–2015)
(Also Minister for Greenland)
19 December 197313 February 197583 daysVenstreHartling
Minister for Housing and the Environment
(Bolig- og miljøminister)
(2)Helge Nielsen [da]
(1918–1991)
13 February 197526 January 19771 year, 348 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen II
4Svend Jakobsen [da]
(born 1935)
26 January 197726 February 197731 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen II
Minister for the Environment
(Miljøminister)
5Niels Matthiasen [da]
(1924–1980)
26 February 197730 August 19781 year, 185 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen III
6Ivar Nørgaard
(1922–2011)
30 August 197828 February 19801 year, 182 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen III
7Erik Holst [da]
(1922–2013)
28 February 198010 September 19822 years, 194 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen IVV
8Christian Christensen [da]
(1925–1988)
(Also Minister for Nordic Cooperation until 10 September 1987)
10 September 19823 June 19885 years, 267 daysChristian DemocratsSchlüter III
9Lone Dybkjær
(born 1940)
3 June 198818 December 19902 years, 198 daysSocial LiberalsSchlüter III
10Per Stig Møller
(born 1942)
18 December 199025 January 19932 years, 38 daysConservativeSchlüter IV
Minister for the Environment and Energy
(Miljø- og energiminister)
10Svend Auken
(1943–2009)
25 January 199327 November 20018 years, 306 daysSocial DemocratsP.N. Rasmussen IIIIIIIV
Minister for the Environment
(Miljøminister)
11Hans Christian Schmidt
(born 1953)
27 November 20012 August 20042 years, 249 daysVenstreA.F. Rasmussen I
12Connie Hedegaard
(born 1960)
2 August 200423 November 20073 years, 113 daysConservativeA.F. Rasmussen III
13Troels Lund Poulsen
(born 1976)
23 November 200723 February 20102 years, 92 daysVenstreA.F. Rasmussen III
L.L. Rasmussen I
14Karen Ellemann
(born 1969)
23 February 20103 October 20111 year, 222 daysVenstreL.L. Rasmussen I
15Ida Auken
(born 1978)
3 October 20113 February 20142 years, 123 daysSFThorning-Schmidt I
16Kirsten Brosbøl
(born 1977)
3 February 201428 June 20151 year, 145 daysSocial DemocratsThorning-Schmidt II
Minister for Environment and Food
(Miljø- og fødevareminister)
17Eva Kjer Hansen
(born 1964)
28 June 201529 February 2016246 daysVenstreL.L. Rasmussen II
18Esben Lunde Larsen [da]
(born 1978)
29 February 20162 May 20182 years, 63 daysVenstreL.L. Rasmussen IIIII
19Jakob Ellemann-Jensen
(born 1973)
2 May 201827 June 20191 year, 56 daysVenstreL.L. Rasmussen III
Minister for Environment
(Miljøminister)
20Lea Wermelin
(born 1985)
27 June 2019Incumbent1 year, 10 daysSocial DemocratsFrederiksen

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