Britta Horstmann

Department: Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management

Function: Researcher

Specialization: Geographer

Work areas:
  • Klimapolitik und -finanzierung (climate politics and finance)
  • Anpassung an den Klimawandel (adaptation to climate change)
  • aid effectiveness

Responsibilities in education and training:

Simulation of government negotiations in German development cooperation.


since 3/2008German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
1/2006-12/2007Fundación Pueblo, Bolivia
Policy officer in democracy programme Acceso Público
1/2005-12/2007Freelance consultant
i.a. for GTZ, Instituto Socioambiental-Bolivia, Instititute for Applied Ecology
Policy advisor for climate change and development
5/2001-7/2001European Business Council for a Sustainable Energy Future, Germanwatch and WWF
coordinator of the campaign “emission55 – business for climate“
1/1999-8/2001Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
student research assistant for the sector project on combating desertification (UNCCD)
4/1995-7/2001University of Bonn
Geography, English, educational science, German as a foreign language

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces



Phone +49 (0)228 94927-208
Fax +49 (0)228 94927-130


Science-practice interactions for effective climate change adaptation: identifying new approaches for collaboration between Europe and low-income countries

Horstmann, Britta / Birgit Kuna / Marianne Lillieskold / Pieter Pauw / Rob Swart
Bonn: CIRCLE-2, German Aerospace Centre – Project Management Agency, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)