Dr. Oliver Geden

Dr. Oliver Geden


Research Division: EU/Europe
Head of Research Division

oliver.geden(at)swp-berlin.org

2017- Associate Fellow at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS), University of Oxford
2017 Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford
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
2013- Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Media and Communication Policy (IfM), Cologne
2011 Federal Foreign Office (AA), Policy Planning Unit
2005/06 Visiting Fellow at the University of California (UC), Berkeley

Reviewer for academic journals such as Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Energy, Climate Policy, Palgrave Communications, integration

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; Carbon Dioxide Removal; Solar Radiation Management Governance; Quality of Scientific Policy Advice; Strategic Political Planning


SWP Publications (selection):

Oliver Geden

Prioritise Greenhouse Gas Neutrality

EU and German Climate Policy Should Be More Ambitious and More Pragmatic

SWP Comments 2017/C 48, November 2017, 4 Pages
Oliver Geden, Stefan Schäfer

“Negative Emissions”: A Challenge for Climate Policy

SWP Comments 2016/C 53, December 2016, 4 Pages
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

External Publications (selection):

Pete Smith, Julio Friedmann, Giana Amador, Mercedes Bustamante, Annette Cowie, Noah Deich, Sabine Fuss, Oliver Geden, Mark G. Lawrence, Omar Masera, Jan Minx

Bridging the Gap – Carbon Dioxide Removal

in: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (ed.), The Emissions Gap Report 2017, Nairobi 2017, pp. 56-66
Glen P. Peters, Oliver Geden

Catalysing a political shift from low to negative carbon

in: Nature Climate Change, Vol. 7, September 2017, pp. 619-621
Andy Parker, Oliver Geden

No fudging on geoengineering

in: Nature Geoscience, Vol. 9, No 12, December 2016, pp. 859-860
Oliver Geden

The Paris Agreement and the inherent inconsistency of climate policymaking

in: WIREs Climate Change, Vol. 7, Issue 6, November/December 2016, pp. 790-797
Oliver Geden

An actionable climate target

in: Nature Geoscience, Vol. 9, No 5, May 2016, pp. 340-342

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

Oliver Geden

Toward A Viable Climate Target

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

News

P. Smith, J. Friedmann, G. Amador, M. Bustamante, A. Cowie, N. Deich, S. Fuss, O. Geden, M. Lawrence, O. Masera, J. Minx
Bridging the Gap – Carbon Dioxide Removal
in: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (ed.), The Emissions Gap Report 2017, Nairobi 2017, pp. 56-66

Glen Peters, Oliver Geden
Who will deliver the negative emissions needed to avoid 2C warming?
in: Carbon Brief, 30.10.2017

Glen P. Peters, Oliver Geden
Catalysing a political shift from low to negative carbon
in: Nature Climate Change, Vol. 7, September 2017, pp. 619-621

Dealing with Climate Change: A Conversation with Paul N. Edwards and Oliver Geden
Interview by Isabell Schrickel and Christoph Engemann, in: Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Vol. 40, Issue 2, June 2016, pp. 175-185

M. Honegger, S. Münch, A. Hirsch, C. Beuttler, T. Peter, W. Burns, O. Geden, T. Goeschl, D. Gregorowius, D. Keith et al.
Climate change, negative emissions and solar radiation management: It is time for an open societal conversation
Risk Dialogue Foundation White Paper, May 2017

Andy Parker, Oliver Geden
No fudging on geoengineering
in: Nature Geoscience, Vol. 9, No 12, December 2016, pp. 859-860

SWP Dossier Sustainability, Climate and Energy

SWP Comments

Oliver Geden
Prioritise Greenhouse Gas Neutrality

EU and German Climate Policy Should Be More Ambitious and More Pragmatic


Annegret Bendiek, Raphael Bossong, Matthias Schulze
The EU’s Revised Cybersecurity Strategy

Half-Hearted Progress on Far-Reaching Challenges