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Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Climate

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The Icelandic Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Climate formulates and enforces the Icelandic government policy for environmental affairs. The ministry supervises affairs pertaining to nature in Iceland, conservation and outdoor recreation, the national parks of Iceland, climate change, the protection of animals, wild-life management, pollution prevention, planning and building matters, fire prevention, weather forecasting and avalanche-protection, surveying and cartography, forestry and soil conservation, environmental monitoring and surveillance.

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Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson

Minister of the Environment, Energy and Climate

Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson

Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson took office as Minister of the Environment, Energy and Climate on November 28th 2021. 

  • Member of Althingi since 2003.
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs 2017-2021.
  • Minister of Health and Social Security 2007–2009.

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