Head of Climate Ambition and Action
Marianne Toftgaard holds a master degree in human geography and has worked on international policy, environmental and climate change issues most of her professional life. In particular, she has worked intensively with the UNFCCC process during her years with WWF Internationals Global Climate and Energy Initiative. Feeling the urge to understand financial flows better her most recent position has been with a Danish Bank, where she worked on developing sustainable financial products for commercial and private customers. Prior to working for WWF International, Marianne spent 3,5 years in Uganda working with a network of Southern NGOs on policy advocacy in the field of environment and poverty; and 3,5 years in Geneva working on international trade policy and sustainable development.
Marianne is thrilled to join the CAN International network and is looking forward to bringing the network together to create a global movement on increasing ambition for climate action nationally and internationally.
In her spare time, Marianne spends time with her two children and her husband, preferably in her urban garden allotment or foraging in the woods surrounding Copenhagen, or as a true Viking – vinter bathing in the Baltic Sea which she claims promotes a healthy body and mind!