Nele Marien is an environmental activist, analyst and investigator.

Specific issues she manages:

  • Climate change:
      • Climate negotiations (UNFCCC)
      • Climate science
      • Climate debt
      • Carbon Markets
      • Warfare and Climate Change
      • Human Rights and Climate Change
      • Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change
  • Mother Earth’s Rights
  • Environmental Justice
  • International Court for Climate Justice
  • Geoengineering
  • Critical views on Green Economy
  • Critical views on decoupling
  • Understanding of interlinkages between several environmental negotiations:
  • UNFCCC, CBD, Desertification
  • Rio+20 Process
  • IPBES platform
  • Environmental issues in WTO negotiations

She has general knowledge about the UNFCCC process

  • Knowledge of the Convention
  • Knowledge of the Kyoto Protocol
  • Bali Action Plan and Bali Road Map
  • Knowledge of negotiation structure and procedures
  • Knowledge of history of UNFCCC
  • Inside in interests and negotiation strategies of major players
  • Overview over negotiation process
  • Understanding of interlinkages between different negotiation issues
  • Understanding of the climate science and its relation to UNFCCC negotiations

She negotiated specific chapters in the UNFCCC Process:

  • Shared Vision
      • Experience in negotiating the issue
      • Understanding of Carbon Budget implications of different options in the Shared Vision chapter
      • Understanding of peaking, its options and its problems
      • Knowledge and understanding of historical responsability issues
      • Knowledge of trade issues
      • Set of global climate goals
  • Mitigation
      • Experience in negotiating KP
      • Experience in negotating 1bi (mitigation for deveoped countries) and 1bii (mitigation for developing countries)
      • Understanding of issues at stake for developed countries in these chapters
      • Understanding of key issues unattended in these chapters
      • Understanding of main problems in the actual approach
  • Carbon markets
      • Experience in negotiating “Market Mechanisms” under KP
      • Experience in negotiating 1bv under LCA
      • Understanding of linkages with market mechanisms under other conventions
      • Carbon markets in forrests (REDD), agriculture and bunkers
      • Studied problems on existing market mechanisms
      • Studied proposals of new marked mechanisms under 1bv, proposed by different countries
      • Studied on negative impacts of carbon markets for developing countries
      • Studied on incoherences between carbon markets – in its different versions – and real climate action

She was part of the organization of the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth:

    • Part of the organizing committee of the WPCCC
    • Responsible for Working group on climate debt
    • In debt study of climate debt concepts
    • Assistence in basic documents for Working groups on adaptation and on Agriculture and Food Sovereignity

Other Useful Experience she can offer: 

  • Transmitting the topics of the climate change negotiations to civil society
  • Negotiating experiences: construction of texts, procedural negotiations, drafting groups, negotiating of final text
  • Working with G77
  • Writing of submissions
  • Lobbying
  • Dictating classes on climate change issues
  • Multiple contacts with negotiators