Oliver Geden is Senior Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin, which advises both the German Parliament and the German Federal Government. His work focuses on the European Union’s climate and energy policy, carbon dioxide removal, solar radiation management governance, and the quality of scientific policy advice. For the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) he has been selected as lead author in Working Group III on mitigation and as a member of the Core Writing Team for the AR6 Synthesis Report.
Oliver received a MA and PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from Humboldt University Berlin. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of California Berkeley, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania, the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. During his time at SWP, he has been seconded to the German Federal Foreign Office’s policy planning unit, and to the policy planning division of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.