Anne Mette Meyer has a background in Geography and Development Studies and more than 20 year’s working experiences from the international development and humanitarian sector worldwide.
Anne Mette is working as Climate Advisor at UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP) supporting the UNEP DTU led Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) – Adaptation project. Anne Mette supports the development of ICAT tools and methodologies to measure and assess the direct and indirect climate change driven humanitarian impacts of extreme weather events. She is also leading the development of ways to track the implementation and effectiveness of adaptation and prevention measures, focusing on early warning mechanisms and other anticipatory approaches. In particular, Anne Mette specializes in assessing climate change driven non-economic loss and damages and supports the development of greater transparency in assessing, analyzing, and reporting the loss and damages of extreme weather and climate events.
Before joining UNEP DTU Partnership, Anne Mette held the position as Senior Climate Advisor in the Danish Red Cross where she was in charge of evolving early warning mechanisms to address unpredictable and extreme weather events caused by climate change. Recently, she has led the development of an innovative forecast-based financing mechanism using weather forecasts to enable the releasement of funds to implement advanced preparedness actions before potential disasters happen, and has been engaged in research project collaboration for anticipatory action evidence building.
Anne Mette has gained wide field experiences in climate-smart programming from many different countries in Africa and Asia through her different Red Cross assignments, and has a broad experiences in grant proposal developments to different institutional donors and foundations. She has vast expertise in developing and facilitating international seminars, workshops, webinars, and teaching materials related to climate change and disaster risk management. She is lecturing at the University of Copenhagen, Master of Disaster Management Programme, and at the Disaster Management Education, University College of Copenhagen.