Georg Schmid has specialized in the field of environment, energy and transport both through his academic studies and professional experience in both the public and private sector. He began his career as a political analyst in the department of Energy, Environment and Transport at the Austrian Foreign Ministry. Afterwards he worked for three years at EMBARQ-México as consultant for environmental economics and regulation.
Currently he works at the German Cooperation Agency for International Development (GIZ) in Mexico, where he cooperates with the Mexican Ministries of Environmental and Transport in order to develop a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) that aims to improve energy efficiency in the terrestrial freight transport. He holds two master's degrees, one in political science from the University of Vienna and the other in international law from the Danube University. He completed part of his studies at the University of Copenhagen. Furthermore, Georg holds a certificate in Innovation and New Technology from the EULAKS Summer School at FLACSO (Mexico City). During his career he published several articles about the international trade and its environmental impact of imported second-hand vehicles and financing sustainable transport.