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Viveka Bohn  

Areas of Environmental Action:

Business and Industry, Sustainable Consumption 

Summary of Achievements:

Viveka Bohn has worked in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs since 1965 and on international environmental issues since 1988, both at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of the Environment and presently at the Ministry for Sustainable Development

The tasks of the Environmental Ambassador involve a number of negotiation missions, particularly with regard to several global environmental conventions, such as: The Convention on Biological Diversity and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and other chemicals related conventions.

Ms Bohn served as president for the preparatory committee to develop a Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and was instrumental in the final negotiations at the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) in February 2006.
Prior to her appointment as Environmental Ambassador for the Swedish Government in 2003, she was as head of the Swedish project secretariat for the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. During this period she worked particularly on issues related to sustainable consumption and production. Since Johannesburg she is the co-chair of the so- called Marrakech process on sustainable consumption and production.

She also represents Sweden at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council and at the UN Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD), and other international ministerial meetings related to environment and sustainable development.

Government Offices of Sweden: http://www.sweden.gov.se/


Viveka Bohn
Ministry of Sustainable Development
103 33 Stockholm

Email: viveka.bohn@sustainable.ministry.se
Website: http://www.sweden.gov.se/