Nicole Bricq (French pronunciation: [ni.kɔl bʁik]; 10 June 1947 – 6 August 2017) was a member of the Senate of France, representing the Seine-et-Marne department. She received a degree in private law from Montesquieu University in 1970.
|Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy|
16 May 2012 – 21 June 2012
|Prime Minister||Jean-Marc Ayrault|
|Preceded by||François Fillon (Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing)|
|Succeeded by||Delphine Batho|
|Member of the National Assembly|
for Seine-et-Marne's 6th constituency
12 June 1997 – 16 June 2002
|Preceded by||Pierre Quillet|
|Succeeded by||Jean-François Copé|
|Born||10 June 1947|
La Rochefoucauld, France
|Died||6 August 2017 (aged 70)|
|Political party||Socialist Party (1972–2017)|
La République En Marche! (2017)
|Alma mater||University of Bordeaux|
From 1972 on Bricq was a member of the Socialist Party. On 16 May 2012 she was appointed Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy in the government of Jean-Marc Ayrault. After the French legislative elections of June 2012, she was appointed Minister for Foreign Trade. She was replaced at the Ministry of Ecology by Delphine Batho. Whereas some members of the government, such as Cécile Duflot, considered this nomination like a promotion, many[according to whom?] felt that it was due to the decision taken by Bricq to stop all drilling contracts signed with Shell in French Guiana, a decision that has been reversed since then.
- "Composition du Gouvernement". Gouvernement.fr. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
- Cross, Tony (7 August 2017). "Former French minister, early Macron supporter Nicole Bricq dies in accident". Radio France Internationale. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
- "Nicole Bricq, sénatrice et ancienne ministre de François Hollande, est morte". Le Monde. 6 August 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2017.