CICERO - Center for International Climate Research

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.

The centre studies different international policy options and strategies that can effectively drive the transition towards a low-carbon energy future and to what degree they are sustainable, cost effective and politically feasible. CICEP also studies the consequences of policy options and trajectories for global and European energy markets, major Norwegian industries, and for governments.

The work is organised in five work packages:

  • Work package 1: Domestic policy development – driving forces and long term trajectories
  • Work package 2: Exploring effective and feasible international climate change regimes
  • Work package 3: Effects of international climate and energy policies
  • Work package 4: European climate, energy and technology policies: opportunities and constraints for Norwegian actors
  • Work package 5: Synthesis and dialogue

CICEP is comprised of a core team from CICERO (host institution), Fridtjof Nansens Institute and the University of Oslo. Our international research partners include Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), University of California San Diego, Fudan University, Lund University, and Freie Universität Berlin.

Our user partners consist of the companies DNV-GL, Hydro, Statnett, and Statoil, the confederation of trade unions LO, the confederation of enterprises NHO, Norsk Industri, Energi Norge, and Norsk olje og gass, as well as the Norwegian Environment Agency and the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate.

CICEP is financed by the Research Council of Norway and the user partners.

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