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Dagmar Timmer is an Associate with IISD and Principal of Resourceful Solutions Consulting, based in Vancouver. She is co-founder and Director of the One Earth Initiative. Dagmar and her sister Vanessa are co-hosts of The Sustainable Region, an award-winning television show in Canada.

From 2003-2005, Dagmar was Program Associate and Political Scientist with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya. Her program facilitated a network of rainforest-agriculture margin research sites in the Amazon of Brazil and Peru, the Congo Basin forest of Cameroon, the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, the northern mountains of Thailand, and the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Dagmar is a co-author of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA), contributing to the tropical forest margins assessment. Prior to joining ICRAF, Dagmar worked from 1999-2003 as a member of the Forest Conservation Programme team at IUCN – The World Conservation Union in Switzerland. As an IISD intern with the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in 1998, Dagmar helped organize the inaugural dialogue amongst NGOs and the World Trade Organization staff on sustainable development concerns.

Dagmar’s thesis examined the relationship between environmental NGOs and governments in the development and delivery of national green planning strategies in Canada and the Netherlands.


  • Member, Connecting Environmental Professionals.


  • Master of Arts – Political Science (1998): Simon Fraser University.
  • Bachelor of Arts – Political Science (1995): Queen’s University.


  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Spanish