At UNEP DTU Partnership, Merete’s work focuses on low carbon development in its broadest sense. Merete manages a project seeking to build capacity and improve institutional frameworks for Monitoring Reporting and Verification in relation to the UN framework Convention on Climate Change. This is done through the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT), as well as Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT). Merete is likewise engaged in readiness activities, building capacity in developing countries for climate action and finance, including enabling countries to access finance from Green Climate Fund.
Merete has work experience from numerous countries, mainly in Africa and Asia.
Prior to joining UNEP DTU, Merete worked as Chief Adviser on climate change & development in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark. Amongst others, Merete represented Denmark in the Green Climate Fund board, and in the Council of the Global Environment Fund, and was managing a large bilateral climate finance portfolio. During her work for the Ministry, she was posted in Tanzania for three years, and in Bruxelles (in the European External Action Service) for another three years. She started her career working for the Mekong River Commission, based in South East Asia.
Merete has a Master’s Degree in Geography and a Diploma in Management.