Geraldine Pflieger is the Director of the Institute of Environmental Science at the University of Geneva. She is also an associate member of the Swiss delegation in charge of climate negotiations at the COP26 in Glasgow, to support Switzerland during the UNFCCC Structured Expert Dialogue and for the integration of scientific knowledge in the Swiss position.
She also co-leads the UNESCO Chair in Hydropolitics at the University of Geneva with the Prof. Christian Bréthaut. Her research work includes the governance of common resources in a context of climate change (water, land and the atmosphere) – at the international, regional and local scales. Her main teaching fields are the environment and international relations, the regional and transboundary governance of natural resources and urban policies.
A Doctor of the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Laboratory Techniques, Territories, Societies, LATTS), Geraldine Pflieger was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley in 2002 (Institute of Governmental Studies, IGS), a Senior researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, from 2003 to 2008, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Lausanne (Institute of Political and International Studies) from 2008 to 2009.