Sveinung Oftedal

Green Shipping Chief Negotiator in the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment with focus on international negotiations on environmental requirements for the maritime sector.

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.

Chairman of the IMO BLG and PPR Sub-Committee (2010 – 2019) and is currently Chairman of the IMO Working Group on Greenhouse Gas emissions, and

Coordinator of the IMO/PPR Correspondence group on biofouling.