Since 7 January 2020, Leonore Gewessler has been Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology.
After her high school graduation in Graz, Austria and her studies of political science in Vienna, Leonore Gewessler worked from 2006 as office manager in the office of the district head of the 7th district of Vienna. In 2008, she moved to the Green European Foundation in Brussels, where she took over the management of the Europe-wide active NGO.
From 2014 on Leonore Gewessler worked as Political Director of Global 2000 – Friends of the Earth Austria. In addition to her professional activities, she was also a member of the board of Friends of the Earth Europe.