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  • Climate Ambassador
  • Ambassadeur pour le Climat, Danemark


2020 Climate Ambassador
Oct 2018 – Ambassador, Embassy of Denmark, Cairo, Egypt
2017- Senior Diplomatic Advisor to the Special Envoys of the UN Secretary-
Sep 2018 General for Climate Action/SDG13 and the Ocean/SDG14; working with
Bloomberg Philanthropies, the World Economic Forum, as well as the
Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2015-17 Assistant Secretary-General and Chief of cabinet to the President of
the 70th and 71st sessions of the UN General Assembly, UN, New York
2012-15 Senior Advisor for Partnerships to the UN Secretary-General,
Executive Office of the Secretary General, UN, New York
2010-12 Ambassador, Under-Secretary for Global Challenges, Ministry for
Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009-10 Ambassador, Royal Danish Embassy, Tehran, Iran
2005-9 Head of Middle East and North Africa Department, Ministry for
Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen, Denmark
2004-5 Head of Section, Department for General Foreign Policy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen, Denmark
2000-4 Counsellor, Mission of Denmark to the United Nations, New York
1996-2000 Head of Section, Peacekeeping Operations, Department for Security Policy,
Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen, Denmark
1994-6 First Secretary, Royal Danish Embassy, Cairo, Egypt
1994 Second Secretary, Royal Danish Embassy, New Delhi, India
1994 Second Secretary (temporary replacement), Royal Danish
Embassy, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
1992-4 Secretary of Embassy, Royal Danish Embassy, Algier, Algeria

1992 Head of Section, Department for Humanitarian Affairs, Ministry for
Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen, Denmark
1992 MA in Political Science from the University of Aarhus, Denmark
1991 Robert Schuman Scholarship at the European-Parliament in Luxembourg
1991 Erasmus Student and recipient of Italian Government Grant for Foreign
Students for studies at the Universities of Bologna and Messina
1986 Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin
1985 European Baccalaureate, European School, Luxembourg

Ambassador Christensen speaks Danish, English, German, French, Italian and has studied Arabic and Farsi.

In April 2006 Ambassador Christensen was awarded Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog
by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe