Minister of Climate and the Environment (Norway)

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. The current minister is Andreas Bjelland Eriksen. The ministry is responsible for environmental issues, including influencing environmental impacts on other ministries.[1] Subordinate agencies include the Directorate for Cultural Heritage, the Polar Institute, the Environment Agency and the Mapping Authority.[2]

Minister of Climate and the Environment of Norway
Klima- og miljøvernministeren
Incumbent
Andreas Bjelland Eriksen
since 16 October 2023
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
Websiteregjeringen.no/

The minister and minister post were established on 8 May 1972. The title was known as the Minister of the Environment until 2013.[3] 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 Brundtland, 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.[4]

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
  Olav Gjærevoll Labour 8 May 1972 18 October 1972 163 days Bratteli I [5]
Trygve Haugeland Centre 18 October 1972 5 March 1973 138 days Korvald [6]
Helga Gitmark Centre 5 March 1973 16 October 1973 225 days Korvald [6]
Tor Halvorsen Labour 16 October 1973 6 September 1974 325 days Bratteli II [7]
  Gro Harlem Brundtland Labour 6 September 1974 8 October 1979 5 years, 32 days Bratteli II
Nordli
[7][8]
Rolf Arthur Hansen Labour 8 October 1979 14 October 1981 2 years, 6 days Nordli
Brundtland I
[8][9]
  Wenche Frogn Sellæg Conservative 14 October 1981 8 June 1983 1 year, 237 days Willoch I [10]
Rakel Surlien Centre 8 June 1983 9 May 1986 2 years, 335 days Willoch II [10]
Sissel Rønbeck Labour 9 May 1986 16 October 1989 3 years, 160 days Brundtland II [11]
Kristin Hille Valla Centre 16 October 1989 3 November 1990 1 year, 18 days Syse [12]
  Thorbjørn Berntsen Labour 3 November 1990 17 October 1997 6 years, 348 days Brundtland III
Jagland
[13][14]
Guro Fjellanger Liberal 17 October 1997 17 March 2000 2 years, 152 days Bondevik I [15]
  Siri Bjerke Labour 17 March 2000 19 October 2001 1 year, 216 days Stoltenberg I [16]
  Børge Brende Conservative 19 October 2001 18 June 2004 2 years, 243 days Bondevik II [17]
  Knut Arild Hareide Christian Democratic 18 June 2004 17 October 2005 1 year, 121 days Bondevik II [17]
  Helen Bjørnøy Socialist Left 17 October 2005 18 October 2007 2 years, 1 day Stoltenberg II [4]
  Erik Solheim Socialist Left 18 October 2007 23 March 2012 4 years, 157 days Stoltenberg II [4]
  Bård Vegar Solhjell Socialist Left 23 March 2012 16 October 2013 1 year, 207 days Stoltenberg II [4]
  Tine Sundtoft Conservative 16 October 2013 16 December 2015 2 years, 61 days Solberg

[18]

  Vidar Helgesen Conservative 16 December 2015 17 January 2018 2 years, 32 days Solberg

[19]

  Ola Elvestuen Liberal 17 January 2018 24 January 2020 2 years, 7 days Solberg [20]
  Sveinung Rotevatn Liberal 24 January 2020 14 October 2021 1 year, 263 days Solberg [21]
  Espen Barth Eide Labour 14 October 2021 16 October 2023 2 years, 2 days Støre [22]
  Andreas Bjelland Eriksen Labour 16 October 2023 present 240 days Støre [23]

References edit

  1. ^ "Areas of responsibility". About the ministry. Government.no. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Subordinate agencies". About the ministry. Government.no. 11 October 2006. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Historical background". About the ministry. Government.no. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d "Jens Stoltenberg's Second Government". Government.no. 15 February 2008. Archived from the original on 11 April 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Trygve Bratteli's First Government". Government.no. 12 December 2006. Archived from the original on 9 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Lars Korvald's Government". Government.no. 12 December 2006. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Trygve Bratteli's Second Government". Government.no. 12 December 2006. Archived from the original on 9 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Odvar Nordli's Government". Government.no. 12 December 2006. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Gro Harlem Brundtland's First Government". Government.no. 12 December 2006. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  10. ^ a b "Odvar Nordli's Government". Government.no. 12 December 2006. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  11. ^ "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Second Government". Government.no. 12 December 2006. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  12. ^ "Jan Syse's Government". Government.no. 12 December 2006. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  13. ^ "Gro Harlem Brundtland's Third Government". Government.no. 12 December 2006. Archived from the original on 3 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  14. ^ "Thorbjørn Jagland's Government". Government.no. 12 December 2006. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  15. ^ "Kjell Magne Bondevik's First Government". Government.no. 12 December 2006. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  16. ^ "Jens Stoltenberg's First Government". Government.no. 13 December 2006. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  17. ^ a b "Kjell Magne Bondevik's Second Government". Government.no. 13 December 2006. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  18. ^ "Erna Solbergs's Government". Government.no. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  19. ^ "Erna Solbergs's Government". Government.no. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  20. ^ "Minister of Climate and the Environment Ola Elvestuen". Government.no. 17 January 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  21. ^ "This Is Solberg's Cabinet 4.0". NRK. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  22. ^ Kolberg, Marit (14 October 2021). "Norge har fått ny regjering". NRK (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 14 October 2021.
  23. ^ "Her er Støre sine nye statsrådar" (in Norwegian Nynorsk). NRK. 16 October 2023. Retrieved 16 October 2023.