Ms. Maryke van Staden

Low Carbon Cities Program Manager, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Maryke coordinates ICLEI’s global low-carbon strategy and is the Director of the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and reporting. Building on more than 20 years’ work experience, Maryke coordinates international projects such as Urban-LEDS, and supports global climate advocacy. Specializing in local climate action and sustainable energy since 2000, she joined ICLEI Europe in 2006 and today leads ICLEI’s global low emission strategy development. Prior to this, she led the Scientific Projects Unit of the International Solar Energy Society. Maryke is a visiting lecturer to several Summer Schools and regularly contributes to the REN 21 Global

Status Report and other publications.