Oliver Geden


Oliver Geden is Head of the Research Cluster Climate Policy and Politics at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). During the 6th Assessment Cycle of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) he was a lead author for both the Working Group III (Mitigation of Climate Change) Report and the final Synthesis Report. In the 7th Assessment Cycle he serves as Vice-Chair of IPCC Working Group III.

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Climate or carbon neutrality? Which one must states aim for under Article 8 ECHR?

In its judgment in Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and Others v. Switzerland, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) Grand Chamber ruled that Switzerland had acted insufficiently on climate change mitigation. This placed the Swiss senior women applicants at risk of climate harm, particularly from heatstroke, and breached their Article 8 rights to home and family…

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