Anders Tønnesen is a human geographer, with a PhD from the University of Oslo.
He has for more than 10 years been involved in projects on sustainable urban transport. His research focuses on environmental policy-making and multilevel governance of land-use and transport-system development. Particular interests are cooperation between the municipal, regional and state level through urban contracts and with use of governance networks.
In January 2021, the Norwegian government presented an ambitious plan to reduce Norway's climate emissions by up to 55 percent by 2030 compared with 1990 (Ministry of Climate and Environment 2021). To achieve this, transport policy must support comprehensive emission reductions that are at the same time perceived as sufficiently fair that it can be maintained over time. This is the starting point in the collaborative project SUSTAIN.
Transport | Climate transition in Norwegian municipalities | Acceptance
Local environmental agreements' contribution to sustainable land and transport development
In this project we looked at the potential of comprehensive urban environment agreements to achieve sustainable housing, area and transport development
Land use | Transport | Climate transition in Norwegian municipalities
Climate and society
In the Climate and society group, we do research on and for transformation processes towards a low-emission and climatically adapted society. In doing so, we analyze interactions between relevant processes and actors at different scales in order to produce high-quality research that is applicable for various societal actors.