CICERO - Center for International Climate Research

Norway's leading institute for climate research

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ClimINVEST presentation series: Physical climate change for finance

This presentation series aimed at providing guidance for the financial sector dives into climate hazards and case studies on physical climate risk.

High snow levels indicate weak power prices in the Nordics this summer

Electricity prices in the Nordic countries are likely to be unusually low this summer amid high inflows to hydropower plants, caused by a combination of a very snow-rich winter and late snowmelt.

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. 

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Recent publications

The role of spatial and temporal model resolution in a flood event storyline approach in western Norway

Nathalie Schaller, Jana Sillmann, Malte Müller, Reindert Haarsma, Wilco Hazeleger, Trine Jahr Hegdahl, Timo Kelder, Gijs van den Oord, Albrecht Weerts, Kirien Whan

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