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Coronavirus and climate: Five scientists share their views

Over the past few weeks, there has been a decline in air pollution and a change in people’s habits and communication forms following the introduction of strict measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. We have asked five CICERO scientists – each with different academic backgrounds – three questions about Covid-19’s impact on the climate.

New award to CICERO Shades of Green

For the fourth year in a row CICERO Shades of Green is recognized for its work on green bonds. The CICERO subsidiary has been voted by leading investors as the external assessment provider of the year.

How changes brought on by coronavirus could help tackle climate change

Global carbon emissions are likely to fall in 2020 due to reduced economic activity as a result of the coronavirus, and changes brought on by the crisis could influence how emissions evolve in future, writes CICERO researcher Glen Peters. 

The flip side of the new Coronavirus outbreak - reduced air pollution mortalities?

In February, air pollution over large parts of China was reduced by 20 to 30 percent (1). If air pollution levels remain this low for a longer-term period, 50,000 - 100,000 premature deaths could be avoided according to calculations by CICERO, Norway's leading institute for climate research.

Better seasonal forecasts can help the transition to renewable energy

The transition to renewable energy makes it more important for power producers to get accurate information about the weather to come. Climate scientists are currently investing considerable effort and resources to help them get better long-term forecasts.

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Recent publications

Car sharing and transformations in households travel patterns: Insights from emerging proto-practices in Norway

Tom Erik Julsrud, Eivind Farstad

Learning to accept welfare‑enhancing policies: an experimental investigation of congestion pricing

Nicholas Janusch, Stephan Kroll, Christopher Goemans, Todd L. Cherry, Steffen Kallbekken

Can non-market regulations spur innovations in environmental technologies?

Marit Klemetsen, Brita Bye, Arvid Raknerud

Future changes in atmospheric rivers and Extreme precipitation in Norway

Kirien Whan, Jana Sillmann, Nathalie Schaller, Reindert J. Haarsma

Radiative Forcing of Climate: The Historical Evolution of the Radiative Forcing Concept, the Forcing Agents and their Quantification, and Applications

Vijay Ramaswamy, William D Collins, Jim M. Haywood, J. Lean, N. Mahowald, Gunnar Myhre, V. Naik, Keith P Shine, B.J. Soden, G. Stenchikov, Trude Storelvmo