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Research on IPCC emissions scenario ensembles, Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs), uncertainty and robustness of modelling insights, and the appropriate use of modelling to guide decision making, using a variety of disciplinary approaches and methods.

Ida Sognnæs holds a PhD (2020) from the University of Cambridge, Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance, an MSc (2015) in Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley, an MSc (2011) in Applied Mathematics and Physics, Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU), and a BSc (2012) in Political Science, NTNU. She has also been a visiting researcher at the University of Oxford, Institute for New Economic Thinking (2019).

Ida’s current research focuses on the use of IPCC emissions scenario ensembles to obtain robust insights on climate mitigation, the identification of key uncertainties, assumptions, and biases, and the use of emissions scenarios by policy makers, energy companies, and the financial sector. She also works on the history of IAMs, the economics of climate change and the low-carbon transition, technological change modelling, values in science, and science policy. Ida uses mixed quantitative and qualitative methods in her research.

Ida currently leads the Norwegian Research Council funded project StressTest: Using scenarios to assess climate risk in the financial sector. She led the first global modelling run in the EU Horizon 2020 funded project 'PARIS REINFORCE'.