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, she worked from 2006 as office manager in the office of the district head of the 7th district of Vienna. In 2008, Leonore Gewessler moved to the Green European Foundation in Brussels, where she took over the management of the Europe-wide active NGO. From 2014 on, she worked as Political Director of Global 2000 – Friends of the Earth Austria back in Austria. In addition to her professional activities, she was also a member of the board of Friends of the Earth Europe.