Carole Dieschbourg

Biography

Carole Dieschbourg is a Luxembourg politician and writer. Since December 2013, she has been Minister for the Environment representing the Green in the government coalition consisting of the Democratic Party, the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party and the Green Party. She represented Luxembourg at the COP22 Climate Change Conference in Marrakesh, November 2016.

Born in Ettelbruck on 3 October 1977, Dieschbourg matriculated from the Lycée classique d’Echternach in 1997 before studying historical sciences and German at the University of Trier, earning a Master of Arts in 2005. In 2005, she became coordinator of "Moulins – inventaire, excursion et sentier régional" (Mills – inventory, excursion and regional trail) under the Leader + Müllerthal programme, publishing Die Mühlen des Müllerthals (The Mullerthal Mills) in 2007.

In 2011, Dieschbourg entered politics as a municipal councillor in Echternach. Following the elections on 20 October 2013, she joined the Luxembourg government, becoming Minister for the Environment on 4 December 2013. Prior to her governmental appointment, she was a board member of Moulin J.P. Dieschbourg, a family business established in 1897.

Interviewed by Romain Van Dyck in the Luxembourg newspaper Le Quotidien on 7 November 2016, she stressed the importance of arriving at a European position at the Climate Conference in Marrakesh rather than agreements with individual countries. Luxembourg would above all be contributing by bringing about a major reduction in carbon emissions from road vehicles. She announced that the country would have 800 recharging facilities for electric cars by 2020 compared with 3,000 for the whole of France.

Other speakers in this session

Simone Peter

Dr. Simone Peter is the chairwoman of the German Green party (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) since 2013 and an expert on  climate and energy policy, sustainable development and the green economy.

Papa Meissa Dieng

Pr Papa Meissa Dieng PHD (International Environnemental Law)

University Robert Schumann, Strasbourg, France.

University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar Senegal.

Yeb Saño

Naderev ‘Yeb’ Madla Saño joined Greenpeace Southeast Asia as Executive Director in January 2016. Yeb leads Greenpeace’s diverse operations across the Southeast Asia region.

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