Lena Sommestad

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Lena Sommestad

Lena Sommestad (born 3 April 1957 in Börje, Uppsala Municipality) is a Swedish Social Democratic politician and economic historian. She was Minister for the Environment in the Ministry of Sustainable Development in the Cabinet of Göran Persson from 2002–2006.

Sommestad studied social sciences at Uppsala University and received a PhD degree in 1992. From 1998 to 2002 she was the managing director of the Swedish Institute for Futures Studies (Institutet för framtidsstudier). She had not held a politically elected office before Prime Minister Göran Persson made her Minister for the Environment in 2002.

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