Guro Fjellanger, Norwegian politician, Died at 55

Guro Fjellanger was born on 26 January 1964 and died on April 16, 2019.
He was a Norwegian politician for the Liberal Party. She served as Minister of the Environment in the first cabinet Bondevik from 1997 to 2000.

Guro is currently a private consultant and has been a board member of several government agencies and organisations, and a member of two government-appointed commissions.

Guro was born in Bergen as the daughter of the gymnasium teacher Håkon Fjellanger and interior decorator Jorunn Carlsen and grew up in Stokmarknes. She briefly studied to be a goldsmith but left this career path in favour of politics.

Ctpfthttdfdtrfugdfgre

Hired as a secretary in the Young Liberals, the youth wing of the Liberal Party in 1985, and from 1986 to 1988; she chaired the organisation. From 1988 to 1991 she was vice president of the organisation Nei til EU, which opposes Norwegian membership in the European Union.

Guro was then secretary-general from 1991 to 1995; during this period the Norwegian people rejected membership in the 1994 referendum.

In 1994, Guro became a member of the central committee of the Liberal Party. She served as her party’s information director in 1995 and was vice president of the party from 1996 to 2000. In 1996, Guro also worked briefly as a manager in the Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature.

Following the 1997 general election, the first cabinet Bondevik was established, consisting of the Christian Democratic, Centre and Liberal parties.

Guro was appointed to serve as Minister of the Environment in this cabinet. She left the office when the first cabinet Bondevik fell on a vote of confidence in March 2000. In the same year, she stepped down as deputy leader of the Liberal Party. She signed the Kyoto Protocol on behalf of Norway in 1999.

From 2000 to 2002, Guro was registered as self-employed. From 2003 to 2004, she was the director of the Norwegian Centre Against Ethnic Discrimination, a government agency.

She was a member of the board of the Norwegian Organization for Asylum Seekers from 1996 to 1997, and was chair of the committee of the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (2001–2007) and Ecolabelling Norway (2004–), a board member of the Norwegian Consumer Council (2008–2012) and a board member of Oslo University Hospital (until 2011).

Guro has been President of the Forum for Women and Development (2014–2016). She was a member of the city council of Oslo from 2007 to 2015. She resides in Gamle Oslo.

She has been a member of two government-appointed commissions on the regulation of medical research and protection against discrimination of the disabled.

Guro Fjellanger passed away at the age of 55.