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Climate policies must intensify to accelerate emission reductions in the post-COVID era

Global CO2 emissions declined sharply in 2020, but with a rebound expected in 2021 efforts must be intensified if the world is to reach the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement and keep global warming well below 2°C, a new study shows.

CICERO with new climate assessments of six key Norwegian sectors

CICERO’s new sector briefs cover the most important aspects of climate risk and impact to investors and lenders. The climate risk assessments of agriculture, aluminium, aquaculture, land transport, real estate and shipping have been developed in partnership with CICERO Shades of Green and leading Norwegian financial institutions.

COVID-19 pandemic causes unprecedented drop in global CO2 emissions in 2020

Global CO2 emissions are expected to fall about 7% in 2020 due to the restrictions in place to slow the COVID-19 pandemic. The drop is likely to be only temporary, however, as daily emissions have already started edging back to late-2019 levels.

CICERO researchers publish new book on support schemes for clean energy

CICERO researchers Elin Lerum Boasson and Merethe Dotterud Leiren have edited a new book about support schemes for renewable energy, which analyses and compares policies to promote the development of renewables in six European countries.

Rising use of nitrogen fertilisers could jeopardise global climate goals

The growing use of nitrogen fertilisers in world food production could put ambitious climate targets out of reach, as it leads to rising levels of nitrous oxide (N2O) in the atmosphere, a new study shows.

CICERO to study the development of clean energy communities in Norway

As part of a new EU-funded project, CICERO will study the conditions for community energy in Norway and Europe. Community energy has been identified by the EU as an important pathway to promote the energy transition towards a low-carbon society.