At CICERO we provide and perform research on climate services bridging science, communication, and decision making to enable the transition to a resilient low-carbon future both in Norway and on the international level.
For us climate services are tools and information that help people to make better decisions for a sustainable future, whether you are a farmer in Tanzania needing information on when to expect rain or a local politician in Norway wanting to keep houses safe from flooding. We support those decisions on a global, national and local level.
Being an interdisciplinary institute, we approach climate services on different levels:
- Research and development on climate services, including research proposal development and consortia participation, e.g., H2020, JPI, ERA-NET, GFCS)
- Data provision and consulting to organizations offering and developing climate services
- Advisory services and communication
CICERO follows the principle of designing climate services that meet decision makers’ needs, which requires sustained dialogue between producers and translators of climate information and a range of other stakeholders in order to understand and address diverse capacities, needs, opportunities and constraints to effective climate service delivery and application.
- Climate data and information, including products like downscaled scenarios and economic analysis
- Counselling on best practices in climate finance, like second opinions on green bonds
- Process research for actionable and effective climate services and solutions
- Communication and process facilitation, including co-production and co-design with stakeholders and end-users
Over the past 10 years, CICERO has pioneered interdisciplinary research on process understanding for actionable climate information and effective climate communication in Norway and internationally.
- The Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP)
- IPCC AR5 in Europe
- SIS Future Africa - Co-production of climate services in South Africa and Tanzania
- CiXPAG - Interaction of Climate Extremes, Air Pollution and Agro-ecosystems
- Translating Weather Extremes into the Future – a case for Norway