CICERO - Center for International Climate Research

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My research interests lie in climate transitions and adaptive capacity to climate change and other large-scale changes, agriculture, sustainability, food security and development. As a human geographer, I do fieldwork and use mainly qualitative methods.

My work mainly concerns emissions reductions and adaptive capacity in agriculture and in local communities. I hold a PhD (2020) on farming flexibility, innovation and food security in small-scale farming systems, in the face of climate change and other large-scale changes. My publications address potentials for and barriers to adaptation under climate change in Himalayan farming, gender relations and decision-making within the household, and the logic, meanings and values of subsistence production. The relations between rural development, climate, markets for food and labor, and migration inform my work. Lately, I have also been engaged in projects on emissions reductions and climate transitions in the Norwegian food system towards social, environmental, and climate sustainability.

I am a Human Geographer and use mainly qualitative methods including case studies and intensive, ethnographic fieldwork methods. Inter-disciplinary research and mixed methods are important to me and I have some background in anthropology, development economics, political science, sociology and system dynamics in addition to my specialization as a geographer.  I have fieldwork experience from Nepal, Peru, Estonia and Norway and I have worked on food production and food security in Malawi. I am also interested in global production, distribution and trade of food, and food security on local, national and global scales.


  • Sis-klimat- Climate transitions in the Norwegian food system How can the Norwegian food production - consumption system be changed towards sustainable production of more climate friendly food? This overarching question targets opportunities for climate change adaptation and emission reductions, but also looks for co-benefits for, and stronger links between, producers and consumers.
  • VOM – insentiver til Virkemidler for Omstilling av Matsystemet Emissions of greenhouse gases must be reduced drastically and rapidly to keep the climate goals in the Paris Agreement within reach. The food system is an important source of emissions, with a major impact on land use, biodiversity, and health.

Publications and outreach at CICERO

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  • Fleksible bønder i Himalaya Bønder i høyfjellet i Nepal har mulighet til å veksle raskt mellom forskjellige typer avlinger og inntektskilder. Denne fleksibiliteten gjør dem bedre i stand til å tilpasse seg varierende klimaforhold og gjør dem mindre sårbare for klimaendringer.
  • Folk i Himalaya trenger isbreene Smelting av breer som ligger under 6000 meters høyde skaper problemer for bønder i Himalaya.
  • Population growth is moving in a climate-friendly direction Higher living standards have led to a slow-down in global population growth. This is good news for the climate because it will lead to lower growth in carbon emissions, say scientists at CICERO Center for International Climate Research.
  • The Himalayan Climate and Water Atlas Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources in Five of Asia’s Major River Basins
  • Climate-FOOD The project Kli-MAT will identify how Norwegian farmers, retailers and consumers can improve the climate footprint of the food system.