OECD Science and Technology Policy Ministerial


Leonore Gewessler


Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology


Born on 15 September 1977 in Graz Attended primary school in Sankt Marein bei Graz Attended WIKU BRG Graz Sandgasse commercial secondary school Completed a bachelor’s degree (BA) in political science at the University of Vienna Political functions Deputy Chairwoman of the Green Parliamentary Group – Parliamentary Group of the Green Members of the National Council, the Federal Council and the European Parliament 22 October 2019 – 6 January 2020 Member of the Advisory Council of the “Grüne Bildungswerkstatt” education foundation Career since 7 January 2020: Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (in the second Kurz government) 23 October 2019 – 7 January 2020: Member of the National Council (27 legislative period), Greens 2014–2019: Executive Director, Global 2000 environmental protection organisation 2008–2014: Director, Green European Foundation asbl, Brussels, Belgium 2006–2008: Management, Office of the Neubau District Administration, City of Vienna