Maryke van Staden
Building on a career of more than 25 years, Maryke connects the dots between national security, renewable energy and climate action, working with all levels of government. She spearheads ICLEI’s groundbreaking work on local climate action and multi-level governance, helping cities, towns and regions with Measuring, Reporting and Verifying (MRV), and how this connects to the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). As Director of the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and Reporting (carbonn Center), based in Bonn at the ICLEI World Secretariat, Maryke works with a team of multi-disciplinary experts around the globe offering technical assistance to local and regional governments on climate action, reporting, analyzing data, and defining advocacy messaging for the UNFCCC. Maryke led the Scientific Projects Unit of the International Solar Energy Society before joining ICLEI Europe in 2006 and the ICLEI World Secretariat in 2013.With degrees in Political Science and International Politics, she links science to policy and practice.