Dr. Oliver Geden

Dr. Oliver Geden

Research Division: EU/Europe
Head of Research Division


2014/15 Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Directorate General for Political Staff and Policy Planning

2014 Visiting Fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich

since 2013 Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Media and Communication Policy (IfM), Berlin

2011 Federal Foreign Office (AA), Policy Planning Unit

2005/06 Visiting Fellow at the University of California (UC), Berkeley

Areas of Expertise:

Climate policy, EU energy policy, European Union

Current focus: Implementation of EU's 2030 Energy and Climate Targets; EU Energy Union; European Dimension of German Energy Transition; EU in International Climate Negotiations; Climate Engineering; Quality of Scientific Policy Advice; Strategic Political Planning

SWP Publications (selection):

Susanne Dröge, Oliver Geden

After the Paris Agreement

New Challenges for the EU’s Leadership in Climate Policy

SWP Comments 2016/C 19, April 2016, 4 Pages
Oliver Geden

Ensuring the Quality of Scientific Climate Policy Advice

In an Increasingly Pragmatic Policy Environment, Advisors Should Take a Step away from Politics

SWP Comments 2015/C 30, May 2015, 7 Pages
Severin Fischer, Oliver Geden

Limits of an »Energy Union«

Only Pragmatic Progress on EU Energy Market Regulation Expected in the Coming Months

SWP Comments 2015/C 28, May 2015, 4 Pages
Severin Fischer, Oliver Geden

Moving Targets

Negotiations on the EU’s Energy and Climate Policy Objectives for the Post-2020 Period and Implications for the German Energy Transition

SWP Research Paper 2014/RP 03, March 2014, 30 Pages
Oliver Geden

Modifying the 2°C Target

Climate Policy Objectives in the Contested Terrain of Scientific Policy Advice, Political Preferences, and Rising Emissions

SWP Research Paper 2013/RP 05, June 2013, 30 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Oliver Geden

An actionable climate target

in: Nature Geoscience, Volume 9, No 5, May 2016, pp. 340-342
Oliver Geden

Climate Stalemate

in: Nature, Vol. 526, October 2015, p. 194
Oliver Geden

Climate advisers must maintain integrity

As global negotiations fail on emissions reductions, scientific advisers need to resist pressure to fit the facts to the failure

in: Nature, Vol. 521, May 2015, pp. 27-28
Severin Fischer, Oliver Geden

The Changing Role of International Negotiations in EU Climate Policy

in: The International Spectator, Vol. 50 (1), March 2015, pp. 1-7
Silke Beck, Oliver Geden

Renegotiating the global climate stabilization target

in: Nature Climate Change, Vol. 4, September 2014, pp. 747-748

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Oliver Geden

Toward A Viable Climate Target

in: Project Syndicate, 18.05.2016
Oliver Geden, Tim Kruger, Steve Rayner

Abandon hype in climate models

in: The Guardian, 26.04.2016 (online)
Oliver Geden

Paris climate deal: the trouble with targetism

The headline targets of the Paris Agreement on climate change invite hypocrisy from policymakers

in: The Guardian, 14.12.2015 (online)
Oliver Geden

The Dubious Carbon Budget

in: New York Times, 01.12.2015, p. 27
Oliver Geden

Pragmatism in Climate Policy

in: Project Syndicate, 23.11.2015


Oliver Geden on Twitter

SWP Dossier Sustainability, Climate and Energy

Oliver Geden
An actionable climate target
in: Nature Geoscience, Volume 9, No 5, May 2016, pp. 340-342

SWP Comments

Annegret Bendiek
The Global Strategy for the EU’s Foreign and Security Policy

Barbara Lippert, Nicolai von Ondarza
Brexiting into Uncharted Waters

British Referendum Initiates Complex Exit Negotiations – and Perhaps Renewal of the European Union

SWP Research Papers

Annegret Bendiek
Due Diligence in Cyberspace

Guidelines for International and European Cyber Policy and Cybersecurity Policy

Evita Schmieg
Trade and Investment Agreements for Sustainable Development?

Lessons from the EU’s Economic Partnership Agreement with the Caribbean