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We work on understanding how international and national politics and policies affect each other, as well as the effect of climate policy instruments, focusing in particular on the global climate negotiations, climate policy in the EU, USA, China and Norway.

UN Climate Panel: Time is running out

Never before have so many people done so much to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Still, time is running out for the 1.5-degree target. There is technology, enough capital and a lot of political will, but the pace must increase on all fronts if we are to avoid dangerous climate change, shows a new report from the UN Climate Panel.

POPCLIM

This project seeks to understand the relationship between right-wing populism (RWP) and opposition to climate science and policy, and to identify climate policy options that are politically feasible even in electorates inclined to support RWP.

SUSTAIN

In January 2021, the Norwegian government presented an ambitious plan to reduce Norway's climate emissions by up to 55 percent by 2030 compared with 1990 (Ministry of Climate and Environment 2021). To achieve this, transport policy must support comprehensive emission reductions that are at the same time perceived as sufficiently fair that it can be maintained over time. This is the starting point in the collaborative project SUSTAIN.

Large uncertainty in warming outcomes of current policies and emission pledges

During the recent Glasgow Climate Conference (COP26) there was a lot of focus on the climate outcomes of new climate policy pledges. A new analysis shows that these outcomes are more uncertain then often assumed.

Global CO2 emissions return to near pre-COVID pandemic levels

Global fossil CO2 emissions are expected to grow 4.9% in 2021, nearly offsetting the 5.4% decline in 2020 due the COVID restrictions. Coal and gas use rebounded strongly to exceed 2019 levels, while oil use remains suppressed, suggesting strong policy action is needed to avoid continued emissions growth in 2022.

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How will shifts in international climate policy change the conditions for Norway's transition to a low emissions economy?

S2S4E Climate Services for Clean Energy

S2S4E is a European climate services innovation project funded by Horizon2020. CICERO is the second largest partner of the consortium and leads two work packages.

From emission to extraction: The political economy of leaving fossil fuels in the ground

Identifying options for institutional change at the international level that could govern the transition away from fossil fuels.

Sis-klimat- Climate transitions in the Norwegian food system

How can the Norwegian food production - consumption system be changed towards sustainable production of more climate friendly food? This overarching question targets opportunities for climate change adaptation and emission reductions, but also looks for co-benefits for, and stronger links between, producers and consumers.

Revising the National Renewables Policy Mix: The role of state aid and other key EU policies (REMIX)

The REMIX project studies how EU and national decisions shape the renewable energy policy mix in six European countries.

The role of short-lived climate forcers in the global climate regime

The primary objective of the project is to provide a comprehensive assessment of the potential of mitigation of Short-Lived Climate Forcers (SLCFs) in the emerging global climate regime.

PITCH

PITCH focuses on how governance, values and norms and organizations are important preconditions for societal transformation to happen in a climate change context.

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.