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Key Earth System Processes to understand Arctic Climate Warming (KeyClim)

The objective of the KeyCLIM project is to develop The Norwegian Earth System Model (NorESM) to assess performance, develop and evaluate physical processes in the modell. A special effort is addressed to the near and long term future climate for the Artic, northern latitudes and Norway. Open data from the project will be provided to the climate mitigation and climate impact community.

Global fossil CO2 emissions dropped by 17% amid coronavirus lockdowns

Daily global fossil CO2 emissions fell by 17% in early April 2020 compared to 2019 amid coronavirus lockdowns in most countries, with full-year 2020 emissions set to decrease by up to 7% depending on future social distancing.


HEATCOST will quantify health risks attributable to heat and air pollution (with a particular focus on air pollution from wildfires) in main world regions under selected climate scenarios and socioeconomic pathways. 

4C – Climate-Carbon Interactions in the Current Century

The EU-funded project 4C (Climate-Carbon Interactions in the Current Century) aims to fill the knowledge gap surrounding climate sensitivity to carbon dioxide emissions by reducing the uncertainty in our quantitative understanding of carbon-climate interactions and feedbacks.

Sustainable Edge: climate risk assessment for companies

The financial sector is seeking more practical information on climate risk. The ‘Sustainable Edge’ project is developing a tool for investors and creditors to understand how well-aligned a company’s business activities are with the transition to a low carbon economy.

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Recent publications

How US withdrawal might influence cooperation under the Paris climate agreement

Håkon Sælen, Jon Hovi, Detlef Sprinz, Arild Underdal

Residential Photovoltaic Systems in Norway: Household Knowledge, Preferences and Willingness to Pay

Todd Cherry, Hanne Sæle

A history of the global carbon budget

Bård Lahn

Bounding global aerosol radiative forcing of climate change

Nicolas Bellouin, Johannes Quaas, Edward Gryspeerdt, Stephan A. Kinne, Philip Stier, Duncan Watson-Parris, Oliviér Boucher, Kenneth S. Carslaw, Matthew W. Christensen, Anne-Laure Daniau, Jean-Louis Dufresne, Graham Feingold, Stephanie Fiedler, Piers Maxwell Forster, Andrew Gettelman, Jim M. Haywood, Ulrike Lohmann, Florent F. Malavelle, Thorsten Mauritsen, Daniel T. McCoy, Gunnar Myhre, Johannes Mülmenstädt, David Neubauer, Anna Possner, Maria A.A. Rugenstein, Yousuke Sato, M Schulz, Stephen E. Schwartz, Odran Sourdeval, Trude Storelvmo, Velle Toll, David M. Winker, Björn Stevens

Policy styles, opportunity structures and proportionality: Comparing renewable electricity policies in the UK

Merethe Dotterud Leiren, Tor Håkon Inderberg, Tim Rayner