Environment Minister

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Traditionally a stepping stone to bigger jobs, now a Ministry with significant powers, especially for carbon reduction.

An environment minister (sometimes minister of the environment or secretary of the environment) is a cabinet position charged with protecting the natural environment and promoting wildlife conservation. The areas associated with the duties of an environmental minister depends largely of the needs of an individual countries or states.

The world's first minister of the environment was the British Politician Peter Walker from the Conservative Party. He was appointed in 1970.

The position has traditionally been seen as a stepping post to more central ministries. It has grown in power and importance with the increased focus on the subject, especially since climate change became the overriding agenda in ruling circles.

Having the power to regulate environmental poisions, it is noticeable that such ministries often bend to corporate interests, including allowing the weed killer glyphosate.


 

Examples

Page nameDescription
Belgium/Environment Minister
Canada/Minister/the Environment
Denmark/Minister/the Environment
Finland/Minister/Environment
Germany/Minister/the Environment
Italy/Minister/Cultural Heritage and Environment
Norway/Minister/Environmental Affairs
Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Switzerland/Minister/Environment Transport Energy and Communications
UK/Minister of State for the Environment


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