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Hemming Andreas Carlgren (born 8 July 1958) is a Swedish Centre Party politician, currently serving as Minister for the Environment in the Swedish government.

Andreas Carlgren was born in Västra Ryd, Upplands-Bro Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden. From 1981 and 1983 he studied at Stockholm University to become a teacher. He then worked as chairman of the Centre Party Youth from 1984 to 1987. From 1987 to 1990 he worked as a teacher, followed by employment at M-gruppen, a training company, to work on environmental development programmes for businesses, including environmental audits. From 1990 to 1994 he served as deputy mayor of Ekerö Municipality, with special responsibility for childcare and schools. From 1994 to 1998 he was elected as a member of the parliament of Sweden. In the parliament he was a member of the Committee on Education. In addition, Carlgren served as second deputy chairman of the Centre Party from 1992 to 1998 and as first deputy chairman from 1998 to 2000.

In 2000 Carlgren was appointed as director-general of the Swedish Integration Board. Following the 2006 general election he was appointed as Minister for the Environment in the new centre-right cabinet. One of the main issues that he has to handle as Minister for the Environment is the issue of global warming.

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