Andreas Carlgren

Andreas Carlgren ( born July 8, 1958 in Västra Ryd, Upplands- Bro Municipality ) is a Swedish politician. He is a member of the Centre Party and was between 6 October 2006 and September 29, 2011 Environment Minister in the government of Fredrik Reinfeldt.

After unfinished studies at Stockholm University, he headed 1984-1987 first the youth wing of the Centre Party. From 1990 to 1994 he was a council member of the community Ekerö, then from 1994 to 1998 member of the Reichstag. His party, he served between 1992 and 2000 as Vice Chairman. From January 2000 to October 2006, he stood before the Swedish Integrationsverket as Director General.

In the 1970s Carlgren was a member of the protest movement that demonstrated against the nuclear power plant Barsebäck. Due to climate change, he later developed into a cautious proponent of nuclear power. In June 2010, he played a key role in ensuring that the ban on the construction of new nuclear reactors in Sweden was canceled.

On 29 September 2011 he was replaced in a cabinet reshuffle by Lena Ek as Environment Minister.

Andreas Carlgren was the first Swedish Minister, who lives openly in a same-sex relationship. He is married to his second wife with the visual artist Tomas Harila and father of three children from a previous marriage.