Company Lawyer and Environmental Manager, Head of Environmental Affairs
PORTS OF STOCKHOLM
Gun Rudeberg is Legal Counsel and Head of Environmental Affairs at Ports of Stockholm.
Ms Rudeberg joined Ports of Stockholm in 1995 and is part of the Management Group. She works with legal matters concerning Ports of Stockholm and with strategic questions in the environmental field.
Since July 2000 Ms Rudeberg is Member of the European Sea Ports Organisations Sustainable Development Committee and from November 2009 she is Chairman of the Committee.
She is also since July 1995 Member and Chairman of the Swedish Ports Environmental Committee.
Between July 1995-2007 and since 2010 Ms Rudeberg is Member of the Environmental Working Group of the Baltic Ports Organization (BPO). As a representative from BPO she is member of the European Sustainable Shipping Forum.
Between 1978-1995 Ms Rudeberg worked as Legal counsel for The City of Stockholm, Legal counsel at City of Nacka, Legal Clerk at Scania and Blekinge Court of Appeal and Law Clerk at Landskrona district Court.
Gun Rudeberg holds a Master of Laws from the Faculty of Law, University of Lund, Sweden.
The history of Stockholm is not the story of a city that gained a port. It is instead the story of a port which gave rise to a city. Stockholm grew as a port and trading post 750 years ago. Through the centuries shipping in Stockholm has had a crucial importance, not only for Stockholm and the immediately surrounding region, but also for the entire Swedish economy. This development has continued and today Stockholm is the cultural, media, political, and economic centre of Sweden. The region alone accounts for over a third of the country's GDP, and is among the top 10 regions in Europe by GDP per capita. The population of Stockholm is growing rapidly and the need for new housing units, more work places, services, parks and good communications is one of several challenges for the City. These challenges also becomes challenges for the Port because of the interest and need for land which conflicts with the Ports need of land for i.e. goods, passengers, hinterland connections and the capacity to receive larger vessels. Another challenge for both the City and the Port is our globalized world with issues related to environment and climate change.
The Port and the City has decided to work together to meet the challenges in a sustainable way. Examples of the mutual work are Hammarby Sjöstad and Royal Seaport with strategies to integrate new district with existing areas, reduce noise and emissions and to take responsibility for climate and resources.