Tine Sundtoft in place as Climate and Environment Minister

On Wednesday afternoon Tine Sundtoft was presented with the key card for the office of the outgoing Minister of the Environment Bård Vegar Solhjell. Sundtoft will be Norway’s first Climate and Environment Minister.

On Wednesday afternoon Tine Sundtoft was presented with the key card for the office of the outgoing Minister of the Environment Bård Vegar Solhjell. Sundtoft will be Norway’s first Climate and Environment Minister.

"We want to hand over our planet to our children in at least as good a condition as when we took it over from our parents. For me it will be important to have a generational perspective on our future policies," said Sundtoft.

The new government will maintain and strengthen the climate agreement.

"My experience from 26 years in politics, lobbying and working as Chief County Executive has taught me that politics makes a vital difference. So I’m looking forward to working on strengthening the measures from the climate agreement," said Sundtoft.

Tine Sundtoft lives in Lillesand in Aust-Agder County and is now leaving her job as Chief County Executive for Vest-Agder. She has previously been regional director for the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) in Agder and parliamentary political advisor for the Conservative Party.

See pictures from the key handover on our Flickr page.

Minister for Climate and the Environment Tine Sundtoft was presented with the key card for the office of the outgoing Minister of the Environment Bård Vegar Solhjell. (Photo: Anne Elisabeth Scheen/The Ministry of the Environment.)