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Dominique Voynet  

Areas of Environmental Action:

Government, Law, Sustainable Consumption 

Summary of Achievements:

Former Secretary of State for Environment and Regional Planning from 1997 to 2001 - Senator of Seine-Saint-Denis France.
Doctor in medicine, specialized in anaesthesiology and intensive care at Dole (Jura) public hospital, Dominique Voynet came to politics through ecologist, pacifist (Amnesty International) and trade-unionist (CFDT) movements by the end of the 1970s.
In 1984 she launched the movement "Les Verts" (Greens) together with Yves Cochet, Guy Hascoët and Antoine Wæchter.
In 1989 she was elected Deputy in the European Parliament while still keeping her position as Dole municipal counsellor. General Secretary of Green Group in the European Parliament from 1990 to 1991, she was elected member of the Franche-Comté regional council and became National spokesperson for the Green party.
Presidential candidate in 1995 she obtained 3.32 % of the poll.
From 1997 to 2001 she became the first French Green Secretary of State for Environment and Regional Planning of Lionel Jospin’s government. Participating in the discussions of the Kyoto Protocol, she initiated the law for regional planning and sustainable development and the European moratorium on GMO.
After her resignation from the government in 2001, she became General Secretary of the Greens in 2002.
Seine-Saint-Denis Senator since 2004, she is a member of the Commission on foreign affairs, defence and military forces, attached to the socialist party.



Dominique Voynet
Palais du Luxembourg
15, rue de Vaugirard
75291 Paris Cedex 06

Email: d.voynet@senat.fr
Website: http://www.dominiquevoynet.net/