Ida Auken

Member of the Danish Parliament

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Ida Auken is the Former Minister for the Environment in Denmark (2011-2014). She is member of the Danish Parliament for The Social Liberal Party and is her party’s spokesperson for Business and for European Affairs. Ida Auken was as the first Danish politician chosen to be a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum and has also been elected to be one out of the 40 most promising young leaders under 40 in Europe. She has been a blogger for The Guardian and despite her young age she has been active in the global debate about business and the environment for several years.

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