About the speaker
Based in Manchester, UK, Mariel assists with the management and the coordination of the network activities in collaboration with GAIA members worldwide that are promoting zero waste policies and practices with special emphasis on the participation and inclusion of waste workers and communities.
She leads the GAIA’s work on zero waste project guidelines for major sources of climate finance, and international energy policy with impacts on the waste sector. In 2011, she was the lead author of the report ‘The European Union’s Double Standards on Waste and Climate Policy’. Mariel has training in Sociology and Communication Studies, and has broad experience in environmental issues, publications development, and research.