Cristina Simonetti-Techert works at adelphi as a project manager in the area of climate. Her work focuses on adaptation to climate change, greenhouse gas reduction, and climate financing.
Cristina has extensive experience in the conception and implementation of consulting and research projects. Her work focuses on advising ministries and development agencies on the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the development of low emission strategies, and on questions of climate financing.
Cristina has contributed to international cooperation projects as well as in the development and implementation of activities for capacity building and knowledge exchange. She has regional Asian expertise (East, Southeast and Central Asia) and has worked in various countries. In addition to profound knowledge of climate, energy, and development policy, she has experience in the organisation and moderation of events, conflict management, and in various methods of participatory data collection.
Before joining adelphi, Cristina worked in international cooperation. She worked at the London-based think tank European Council for Foreign Relations, the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Gmbh (GIZ) in the Project Development Programme for Renewable Energies in Berlin, the Private Sector Development Programme in Tajikistan, and the United Nations in Geneva (UNITAR). Most recently, she worked for the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) in the field of international climate action and was involved in coordinating the German Pavilion for the Federal Environment Ministry at COP21 in Paris.
Cristina studied regional studies in Asia/Africa with a focus on East Asia (China) and Agricultural Sciences (B.A.) at Humboldt University of Berlin. She spent two semesters abroad at the National Normal University in Taipei (Taiwan), and completed her Master's degree in International Studies and Diplomacy with a focus on climate and energy policy at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. For her thesis, she dealt with the topic of climate action and energy security and its influence on Taiwan's climate and energy policy. She then completed postgraduate studies in International Development Cooperation at the Department of Rural Development at Humboldt University of Berlin.