Minister of Climate and Environment Tine Sundtoft

Historical archive

Published under: Solberg's Government

Publisher: Ministry of Climate and Environment

Former Minister of Climate and Environment Tine Sundtoft (Conservative Party)

The minister of Climate and Environment has a particular responsibility for carrying out the environmental policies of the Government.

Born: 1967


  • 1986-90: Business and Economics course at BI Norwegian Business School, Sandvika
    Specialisation: Organisation and Management
  • 1985-86: 1st year of Economic Administration course at Agder District High School, Kristiansand
  • 1982-85: Møglestu Upper Secondary School, Lillesand. General and Business Studies

Work experience

  • 2005-: County Commissioner of Vest-Agder
  • 2002-05: Regional Director, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), Agder
  • 1996-2002: Regional Director, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), Vest-Agder
  • 1995-96: Political Advisor (industrial policy), Conservative Party Parliamentary Group
  • 1992-95: Various political and board appointments, own consulting firm
  • 1990-92: Secretary General of the Young Conservatives
  • 1988: Teacher of Business and Economics at Møglestu Upper Secondary School, Lillesand
  • 1984-91: Part-time Finance Clerk at Norton A/S, Lillesand in summer holidays and in connection with annual reports, 1986 and 1987. Summer job at Norton PLC, England, 1988

Various appointments

  • 2012-: Member of the Supervisory Board of Norges Bank
  • 2012-: Member of the Ethical Committee of the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS)
  • 2003-04: Member of the Commission on Regional Policy (NOU 2004:19)
  • 2003-07: Board Member of Agder University College
  • 2002-05: Board Member of SND Agder, now Innovation Norway, Agder
  • 2002-04: Deputy Member of the Executive Board of Norges Bank
  • 1997-2001: Board Member of Agder Theatre     
  • 1997-2001: Board Member (Deputy Chair) of the State Educational Loan Fund
  • 1996-99: Member of the Law Courts Commission (NOU 1999:19)
  • 1994-95: Chair of Aust-Agder Business Consultancy
  • 1993-95: President of the Nordic Young Conservative Union
  • 1992-95: Member of Aust-Agder County Council, Conservative Party Group Leader,
  • Deputy and later Member of the County Executive Board, Chair of the Transport and Communications Committee and subsequently Chair of the Education Committee
  • 1989-93: Deputy Member of Parliament
  • 1988-92: Board Member of Lillesand Town Council, Member of the Board of Cultural Affairs