Maryke van Staden
With a career spanning more than 25 years in national security, renewable energy and local climate action, Maryke leads an international technical and policy team at the ICLEI World Secretariat, serving local and subnational governments around the globe.
She deals with standards and quality of climate reporting, enabling access to finance, climate advocacy at the UN, and guiding all levels of governments on integrated MRV (Measuring, Reporting and Verification) of climate action. Bridging national security and sustainable energy for all, she moved from national government to the NGO world, leading the Scientific Projects Unit of the International Solar Energy Society, joining ICLEI Europe in 2006 and moving to the ICLEI World Secretariat in 2013.
Maryke is active in many noteworthy initiatives: Executive Committee member of the Global 100% Renewable Energy Platform, member of the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) of CitiesIPCC, ICLEI’s lead representative in the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM), and on the Steering Committee member of the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA), to mention a few.