Oliver Lah

Oliver Lah

Research Unit Lead, Wuppertal Institute

Dr Oliver Lah is the Coordinator of the Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI) and UN-Habitat’s Urban Pathways partnership. He is head of the Mobility and International Cooperation research unit at the Wuppertal Institute. Oliver is also active in a number of projects focusing on sustainable development and climate action in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Oliver has worked with international organisations, such as the OECD/ITF, UN-Habitat, UN Environment, UNDP and GIZ on urban mobility and climate change issues. He was a lead author for the fifth IPCC Assessment Report and was a member of the Habitat III Policy Unit on Urban Services and Technology. He teaches at the universities of Berlin and Rotterdam Prior to that Oliver worked for the New Zealand government, the University of Munich and the Minister of State to the German Federal Chancellor. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Political Science, a Master of Environmental Studies from Victoria University of Wellington and a PhD in Urban Ecology from Technical University.

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