Erik Solheim Former Minister Former Minister of the Environment and Former Minister of International Development, Norway.
"There is no way we can achieve a green society without working day-to-day with the private sector."
Solheim is perhaps unique in serving concurrently as the Norwegian Minister for two federal departments --- Environment and International Development. But such a structure was implemented out of a recognition neither environmental protection nor development can be sustainable in isolation. Prior to serving as Minister, Solheim held several positions in the Socialist Left Party of Norway.