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6 June: Seminar - The Public and its Climate Change Problem

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Published 10.05.2017

CICERO invites to an open seminar on public positions on climate change and climate policies, with internationally renowned scientists from the US, Denmark and Norway.

 6 June, 1-3:30 pm at Forum, Forskningsparken

With Paul Stern, Riley Dunlap, Dana Fisher, John Thøgersen and Ottar Hellevik.

These experts will contribute to a new research project ‘From targets to action: Public responses to climate policy instruments’ (ACT) lead by CICERO.


  • 13.00-13.05: Welcome - Arild Vatn, Professor at NMBU and CICERO
  • 13.05-13.10: Presentation of CICERO's new research project: ‘From targets to action: Public responses to climate policy instruments’ (ACT) - Marianne Aasen, researcher at CICERO
  • 13.10-13.30: Political Polarization and American Climate Politics - Dana Fisher, Professor in sociology at the University of Maryland
  • 13.30-13.50: Organized climate denial - Riley Dunlap, Professor in environmental sociology at Oklahoma State University
  • 13.50-14.10: Questions and discussion - moderated by Guri Bang, Research Director at CICERO
  • 14.10-14.30: What are the greatest opportunities for households to contribute to limiting climate change, and how can they be realized? Insights from United States research and experience - Paul Stern, senior scholar at the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences, Education, and Medicine (via videoconferencing)
  • 14.30-14.50: Does green consumerism increase the acceptance of wind power? John Thøgersen, Professor in economic psychology at Aarhus University
  • 14.50-15.10: Changes in climate policy attitudes in the Norwegian Monitor: a result of generation or period effects? Ottar Hellevik, Professor at the University of Oslo
  • 15.10-15.30: Questions and discussion - moderated by Arild Vatn, CICERO