Dr. Oliver Geden

Dr. Oliver Geden


Research Division: EU/Europe
Head of Research Division

oliver.geden(at)swp-berlin.org

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, Political systems

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; Quality of Scientific Policy Advice; Strategic Political Planning


SWP-Papers (selection):

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
with Susanne Dröge

The EU and the Paris Climate Agreement

Ambitions, Strategic Goals, and Tactical Approaches

SWP Comments 2015/C 29, May 2015, 4 Pages
with Severin Fischer

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
with Severin Fischer

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

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

Publications (selection):

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
with Severin Fischer

The Changing Role of International Negotiations in EU Climate Policy

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

Renegotiating the global climate stabilization target

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

The EU's Policy to Secure Gas Supply

CSS Analyses in Security Policy, No. 159, September 2014; also available in French

Impending Paradigm Shift

International Climate Negotiations and their Impact on EU Energy Policy

in: KAS International Reports, Issue 9/2012, pp. 22-34

In the press:

The climate adviser’s dilemma

To ensure scientific integrity in climate policy, advisers need to take a step back from politics.

in: theguardian.com, 12.05.2015

A New Climate-Policy Paradigm

in: Project Syndicate, 07.08.2013

Climate Change – what next after the 2C boundary?

The modification of the 2C climate target will put an end to the vision of a "science-based" climate policy

in: guardian.co.uk, 11.06.2013

News

Oliver Geden on Twitter

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

Oliver Geden, Silke Beck
Renegotiating the global climate stabilization target
in: Nature Climate Change, Vol. 4, September 2014, pp. 747-748

SWP Research Papers

Guido Steinberg, Annette Weber
Jihadism in Africa

Local Causes, Regional Expansion, International Alliances


Gudrun Wacker
Security Cooperation in East Asia

Structures, Trends and Limitations