Under-Secretary for the Environment (Austenasia)
The Austenasian Under-Secretary for the Environment is an official of the Home Office who is in charge of the Environmental Agency of the Empire of Austenasia. The Under-Secretary for the Environment is therefore responsible for the conservation of the natual environment and resources of Austenasia, and the administration of the Imperial Geographical Society. The holder of the position is appointed by the Home Secretary.
|Under-Secretary for the Environment
|Appointer||The Home Secretary|
Prior to November 2016, the Environmental Agency was a government ministry as the Environmental Office. During this time, the position of Under-Secretary was known as Minister for the Environment, and held a seat in the Cabinet of Austenasia.
List of Ministers for the Environment
|Number||Picture||Name||Political party||Took office||Left office||Notes|
|01||HIH Crown Prince Jonathan||Independent
|28 Feb 2009||24 Dec 2011||Appointed Minister for the Environment by Act of Parliament. Organised the Intermicronational Environmental Year and took part in Earth Hour 2009. Took part in four IGS expeditions. Re-elected as Minister for the Environment by Cabinet on 1 January 2010 and 1 January 2011, and confirmed as Minister for the Environment by the Monarch on 21 September 2011.|
|02||Lord Marshal William K., Baron of Zephyria||Independent
(considered a Conservative militarist)
|24 Dec 2011||3 May 2014||Appointed to position of Minister for the Environment by the Monarch.|
|03||Lord Charles Clarke, Duke of Grantabridge||Conservative Party||3 May 2014||23 Sep 2016||Appointed to position of Minister for the Environment by the Monarch. Responsible for the Palm Act 2014, which outlawed the Austenasian trade, importation and exportation of palm oil and palm kernel oil due to its anti-environmental and unsustainable production (Lord C. had been campaigning to make palm oil banned in Austenasia for months prior to this, and palm oil had been unofficially banned in his home-town of Lichtenstein for years prior). Created a message to the population and all subjects explaining and justifying the ban. Resigned upon Lichtenstein rejoining the United Kingdom.|
|04||HIM Emperor Jonathan I||Independent
(considered a Romanitist monarchist)
|27 Sep 2016||15 Nov 2016||Appointed himself to the position after a short vacancy. Office transitioned into Under-Secretary.|