Keynote Address: Sveinung Oftedal
Specialist Director Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment
Education: Master of Science in geophysics
Specialist Director in the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment with focus on international negotiations on environmental requirements for the maritime sector. He 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 other environmental issues for over two decades.
Chairman of the BLG and PPR Sub-Committee (2010 – 2019) and is currently Chairman of the Working Group on Greenhouse Gas emissions.