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Sveinung Oftedal
Specialist Director
Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment

Job career: Specialist Director in the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment with focus on international negotiations on environmental requirements for the maritime sector. Has also been working with these issues in the Norwegian Maritime Directorate and for several years been acting as Norwegian Head of Delegation to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) at the Marine Environment Protection Committee.

He has been heavily involved in negotiations on the hot topics at the IMO such as Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Air Pollution, Ship Recycling, Ballast Water Management and others. He has been Chairman of the BLG Sub-Committee at the IMO and is currently Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Pollution Preparedness and Response (PPR).

Education: Master of Science in geophysics

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