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The government appoints Sweden’s first ambassador for climate and security

Regarding Stockholm +50, the United Nations meeting on climate, environment and development, the government today appointed Erik Weidmann as Sweden’s first ambassador for climate and security. The appointment comes at a time of acceleration in the climate and environmental crisis, and is a tangible expression of the government’s strong and long-term commitment to issues related to the links between climate change, environmental degradation and security, as the government clearly stated in the external announcement. On February 16 this year.

To further our commitment and support our leading role internationally, the Government is appointing an Ambassador for Climate and Security. Among other things, the ambassador will help draw attention to global challenges and work to ensure that the international community takes measures to manage and prevent the risks that result from them, says Secretary of State Ann Lindy.

Eric Weidmann currently coordinates the European Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Head of the Asia and Oceania Unit and before that the Head of the European Union’s Civil and Military Crisis Management. Previously, he worked at the embassy in Beijing.

Eric Weidmann will take up his new position in the summer of 2022.

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