CICERO - Center for International Climate Research

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Research Director

Research on human drivers of global change, global carbon cycle, bioenergy, scenarios, sustainable consumption, international trade and climate policy, emission metrics, and too much more.

Twitter: @Peters_Glen

External website: Global Carbon Budget

Blog Posts




  • Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic (AACA) ​Klimaendringer i Arktis skjer raskere enn forventet. Effektene blir enorme i løpet av de neste 20 årene, og samfunnet må tilpasse seg. Med AACA forsøker klimaforskere over hele verden å hjelpe arktiske interessenter og beslutningstakere til å forstå og takle utfordringen.
  • Centre for International Climate and Energy Policy (CICEP) CICEP is one of three centres for social science based research on environment-friendly energy established by the Research Council of Norway in 2011.
  • Global Carbon Project The Global Carbon Project was formed in 2001 to help the international science community to establish a common, mutually agreed knowledge base that supports policy debate and action to slow the rate of increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
  • Governing EU-Norwegian willingness to extract, combust and consume less carbon The objective of this project is to identify how to best coordinate policies in the EU and Norway to maximise the overall effectiveness of their combined initiatives. A key challenge for unilateral policy initiatives in a global market place, even for a big coalition like the EU, is carbon leakage and competitiveness concerns.
  • Transforming China onto a low carbon pathway The overall objective of this project is to produce feasible projections for China’s transition to a low carbon economy, leading to a peak and decline in Chinese emissions and using alternative methods to characterise China’s potential mitigation challenge in the coming decade.
  • Bio4Clim Comparative climate impact assessment of the forest based bio-economies of Norway, Sweden and Finland
  • Rapid Response for Energy and Climate Policy Analysis The world today is moving fast and so are user needs. Research projects can take years to develop and get funded, but many research questions in climate policy are relevant on short time scales. We believe there is an opportunity to fill a research niche answering contemporary policy challenges through synthesis of current knowledge and through fusion of existing data and methods.
  • Global Impacts: How to estimate and use environmental footprints The first part of this project will build on the large body of quantitative analyses to provide a synthesis of the methodological and analytical basis for environmental footprints. This first part will be short and focused, drawing on existing material. The second part of this project will describe the state-of-the-art in terms of the challenges and opportunities of consumption-based approaches to environmental policy. We will give particular attention to the policy implications (usefulness, utility, appropriateness, etc), and draw on the available economic and policy literature.
  • INNOVATE Innovative climate policy instruments to reduce consumptionbased emissions to complement territorial emission reduction efforts (INNOVATE)
  • India in a globalizing world India's climate and energy policy strategy in a globalizing world: Changing global structures and international cooperation (INDGLOB)
  • Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART) The Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade project is an Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Union. CICERO contributes with research on hotspot analysis and dissemination and stakeholder engagement.
  • Governance of Bio-CCS This project presents a state of art overview of governance issues (government support, incentive systems, and public acceptance) and possible solutions for biomass coupled to Carbon Capture and Storage, with a view to the broader set of negative emission technologies.
  • Quantifying Climate Impacts of Future Forest Management Strategies in Norway The international community has agreed that the increase in global temperature must be limited to 2°C above the pre-industrial levels. Meeting this ambitious goal requires a large-scale shift away from the fossil economy towards one based on renewable materials and energy like biomass.

Publications and outreach at CICERO

Gå til: Journal article Report/dissertation Part of a book/report

Journal article



  • Patrick Smith, Steven J Davis, Felix Creutzig, Sabine Fuss, Jan Minx, Benoit Gabrielle, Etsushi Kato, Robert B Jackson, Annette Cowie, Elmar Kriegler, Detlef P. van Vuuren, Joeri Rogelj, Philippe Ciais, Jennifer Milne, Josep G. Canadell, David McCollum, Glen Peters, Robbie Andrew, Volker Krey, Gyami Shrestha, Pierre Friedlingstein, Thomas Gasser, Arnulf Grubler, Wolfrang K. Heidug, Matthias Jonas, Chris D. Jones, Florian Kraxner, Emma Littleton, Jason Lowe, Josè Roberto Moreira, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Michael Obersteiner, Anand Patwardhan, Mathis L. Rogner, E Rubin, Ayyoob Sharifi, Asbjørn Torvanger, Yyoshiki Yamagata, Jae Edmonds, Cho Yongsung, 2016 Biophysical and economic limits to negative CO2 emissions Nature Climate Change, EN
  • Chris D. Jones, SJ Davis, P. Friedlingstein, T Gasser, Glen Peters, Joeri Rogelj, DP van Vuuren, JG Canadell, Annette Cowie, RB Jackson, Matthias Jonas, Elmar Kriegler, Emma Littleton, Jason A. Lowe, Jennifer Milne, Gyami Shrestha, P Smith, Asbjørn Torvanger, A. Wiltshire, 2016 Simulating the Earth system response to negative emissions Environmental Research Letters, EN
  • Robert B Jackson, Josep G. Canadell, Corinne Le Quéré, Robbie Andrew, Jan Ivar Korsbakken, Glen Peters, Neboisa Nakicenovic, 2016 Reaching peak emissions Nature Climate Change, EN




Part of a book/report

Web articles

  • How much carbon dioxide can we emit? BLOG: Despite the complexity of the climate system, there is a rather simple relationship between the long-term temperature increase and the total amount of carbon dioxide emitted. Why, then, is there no clear answer to how much we can emit?