MA in Theology, University of Copenhagen. Former editor. 2004, entered politics. 2007, elected to the Danish Parliament; has held a number of positions related to the environmental agenda, including: Spokeswoman for Environmental Affairs; Member, Energy Policy Committee; Member, Environment and Regional Planning Committee. 2011-14, Minister for the Environment of Denmark. Has played a vital role in shaping Danish environmental policies. Has held a number of honorary positions, including at the non-partisan think tank Forum Europe and as Member, Albright Group Women's Network. Author a number of books, particularly on theological subjects. Has served on the Executive Committee, Interdisciplinary Lecture Society, University of Copenhagen and as Vice-Chair of the Board of Studies, Department of Theology.