Swedish Ambassador talks on climate change
By Martie Meyer
Posted on 02 April 2012
From the left: Prof Anton Ströh (Dean: Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences), Ambassador Anna Lindstedt and Prof Hannes Rautenbach (Head: Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology)
On 29 March 2012, the Swedish Ambassador, Mrs Anna Lindstedt, visited the University of Pretoria’s Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.
During her visit she delivered an address on “How to contribute to the fight against Climate Change - the Swedish example”, which was very relevant and topical.
A career diplomat since 1990, Mrs Lindstedt currently holds the position of Ambassador for Climate Change and Chief Negotiator for Sweden in the UNFCCC negotiations. Between 2006 and 2011 she was Sweden’s Ambassador in Mexico, and from 2003 to 2006 she held the same post in Vietnam. Other assignments abroad include Second Secretary at the Embassy of Sweden in Jakarta, Indonesia, and First Secretary in Islamabad, Pakistan. Between 2000 and 2003, she was Head of the South Asia Section at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, prior to which she had been a Desk Officer at the Department for Global Affairs.
Before joining the Swedish Foreign Service, Anna Lindstedt worked as a journalist for five years. She studied Journalism, Political Science, Economics, International Relations, International Law and Languages at Lund University. She also holds a Diploma in French Language and Literature from the Sorbonne, Paris.
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