Sveinung Oftedal

Specialist Director
Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment

Sveinung Oftedal is a Specialist Director in the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment with a 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 has been acting as Norwegian Head of Delegation to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) at the Marine Environment Protection Committee and several IMO Diplomatic Conferences.

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, Antifouling Systems and other environmental issues for over two decades.

He was Chairman of the IMO BLG and PPR Sub-Committee (2010 – 2019) and is currently Chairman of the IMO Working Group on Greenhouse Gas emissions. He has a Master of Science in geophysics.