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Mag. Monika GRIEFAHN Umweltministerin a.D. von Niedersachsen, Buchholz

CV

1973-1979 Sociology and Mathematics (Diploma in Sociology), Universities of Göttingen and Hamburg
1973-1990 Adult education for trade unions, church organizations, NGOs, German-French Youth Organisation
1980-1982 Executive Director, YMCA Hamburg, Germany
1980-1983 Co-founder and Executive Director, Greenpeace Germany
1984-1990 Member of the International Board of Directors, Greenpeace International
1990-1998 Minister of Environmental Affairs in the State of Lower Saxony, Germany
 - Member, OSCE-delegation (1998-2005)
 - Vice Chair, German delegation to the Interparliamentary Union
 - Head, Commission for Culture and the Media (2000-2005)
 - Spokesperson, Sub-Committee United Nations (1998-2000)
 - Spokesperson, parliamentary group of the SPD for the Sub-Committee on Cultural Policy Abroad (2005-2009)
 - Spokesperson, parliamentary group of the SPD for the Committee on Cultural and the Media (1998-2000, 2005-2009)
 - Member, Sub-Committees on Cultural Policy Abroad and New Media
 - Member, Committees on Foreign Affairs and Culture and the Media
 Since 2009 Freelancer for culture, the media and the environment
1998-2009 Member of the German Parliament

Memberships

Member, Amnesty International
Member, Greenpeace
Member, Nuclear-free Future Award
Various other national institutions or organisations in the fields of environment, culture and the media

Publications

Greenpeace. Wir kämpfen für eine Welt, in der wir leben können, Deutscher Bücherbund, Stuttgart, 1985
Weil ich ein Lied hab. Die Politik einer Umweltministerin, Piper, Munich, 1994
The Cultural Dimension of Environmentalism, Speech at Harvard University, Mass., USA, 10/2007
Pushing Back the Frontiers of Poverty, Speech on the occasion of the General Debate of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, 2008

Awards

Knight of the french Legion of Honors, 2002