CICERO - Center for International Climate Research

Norway's leading institute for climate research

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Indian prime minister Modi is re-elected. What now for climate policy and mitigation?

India is the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases and is set to become the world’s most populous country by 2025, thus it is by sheer size one of the most important actors in global climate governance. What will five new years of Modi/BJP government mean for climate policy and measures?


Air pollution is currently the largest environmental killer in Europe, causing 500,000 premature deaths annually. Heatwaves can make air pollution more lethal and cause more heart and lung diseases. Together with Universitetet i Oslo (UiO) the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and 11 other European institutions CICERO will help increase European resilience towards climate change.

Investors recognise CICERO Shades of Green’s work on green bonds

For the third year in a row, CICERO Shades of Green has received an award for being the best provider of external assessments in the green bond market.

10 takeaways from the IEA Global Energy & CO₂ Status Report

Energy use grew 2.3% in 2018, energy-related CO₂ emissions 1.7%


Methane: a climate blind spot?

Methane is one of the greenhouse gases that contribute most to global warming. Recent research show that its levels are increasing, and the researchers don’t know why.

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Recent publications

Climate impact of Finnish air pollutants and greenhouse gases using multiple emission metrics

Kaarle Kupiainen, Borgar Aamaas, Mikko Savolahti, Niko Karvosenoja, Ville-Veikko Paunu

Constitutionalization and entrepreneurship: Explaining increased EU steering of renewables support schemes

Elin Lerum Boasson

Global Rules Mask the Mitigation Challenge Facing Developing Countries

Xuemei Jiang, Glen Peters, Christopher Green

Processing trade, foreign outsourcing and carbon emissions in China

Quanrun Chen, Andreas Löschel, Jiansuo Pei, Glen Peters, Jinjun Xue, Zhongxiu Zhao

Adapting Accountability and Emerging Challenges: Contracting-out in the Transport Sector in Switzerland, Norway and Sweden

Eva Lieberherr, Lisa Hansson, Merethe Dotterud Leiren, Jonas Schmid