Ingrid Coetzee

Director: Biodiversity, Nature & Health - ICLEI

Ingrid Coetzee is “Director: Biodiversity, Nature and Health at ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability - Africa Secretariat and ICLEI’s global Cities Biodiversity Center. She has more than 30 years’ experience in sustainability and governance, and before joining ICLEI in 2016, worked in national, subnational and city governments. Her work focuses on mainstreaming nature, its contributions to people, and nature-based solutions into urban planning and decision-making in cities and city regions thereby helping them become healthier, and more resilient and liveable places. She also serves as technical lead on ICLEI’s biodiversity advocacy work, its contributions to the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration, and represents ICLEI and the local and subnational government constituency on the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Informal Advisory Group on Biodiversity Mainstreaming. Ingrid’s expertise includes stakeholder engagement, facilitation, law reform, policy, and strategy development.