Sybille Bauriedl is a geographer, researcher and activist on questions of urban development, economic globalisation, global environmental change and gender relations. Her spatial focus on cities is interrelated with perspectives on global relations and post-colonial condition. The last years she did research on energy and climate discourses for a deeper understanding of new global power geometries of exploitation and accumulation. Sybille Bauriedl works as senior researcher at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies with a project on international climate policy and its translation into national and local policy. Kenya is her main case study. Additionally she works as lecturer at the geography departments of Hamburg University and Bonn University. She published widely on cities, gender and environment. Her new book „Wörterbuch Klimadebatte“ (transcript-Verlag) will be released in November 2015.