As the last significant climate change conference took place six months ago, it is essential to observe developments and create awareness about the issue. Background It was not until after the efforts of a few highly committed scientists in the 1950s and 1960s, such as Hubert Lamb in England and J. Murray Mitchell in the US, that climate change was accepted as a scientific concept. Today,... Continue Reading
Cristina Simonetti-Techert holds an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, and a BA in Regional Asian Studies and Agrarian Studies from Humboldt University in Berlin. She spent one year in Taiwan during her studies and is fluent in Chinese, Italian, German and English. Currently, she is a Young Professional in Rural Development at the Graduate Center of Rural Development at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Previously, she has worked for the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), after having lived in Geneva as an intern for four months. Simonetti-Techert's particular interests include climate change, energy politics and international relations. The love for photography and literature accompany her all along.