Sveinung Oftedal

Sveinung Oftedal

Chief Negotiator - Green Shipping, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Norway


Education: Master of Science in geophysics Job career: Chief Negotiator on Green Shipping in the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment with focus on international negotiations on environmental requirements for the maritime sector. He started in the Ministry in 1996, but has also executed these tasks for 6 years in the Norwegian Maritime Authority (2000-2006). He started his career as Project Manager in the Norwegian Society for Conservation of Nature in 1990. He has been heavily involved in negotiations on the hot topics at the IMO such as Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Air Pollution and other issues addressed in MARPOL, Ship Recycling, Ballast Water Management, Ships biofouling, Antifouling Systems and other environmental issues for over two decades. Vice Chair of the BLG Sub-Committee (2002-2009). Chair of the IMO BLG and PPR Sub-Committee (2010 – 2019). Chair of the IMO Working Group on Greenhouse Gas emissions (2017 – present).

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Carbon Markets, Energy, Finance, Innovation, Mitigation, Nature / biodiversity, Oceans / water, Trade, Transport

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