Astrid is a former Head of Communication at the Norwegian Red Cross and communication advisor for the Conservative Party parliamentary group in the Norwegian Parliament.
She has extensive experience with external and internal communication, media management and development of communication in organisations. Astrid is educated within Marketing .
FLYWELL - how to reduce air travel and at the same time maintain a high quality of life.
The goal of FLYWELL is to engage people and organizations in Norway in reducing the environmental impact of air travel. For many people, air travel is linked to quality of life. Travelling for work, leisure, and family is often associated with experiences of relatedness, belonging, physical health, autonomy, and freedom, all identified as human or basic needs in the well-being literature.
Consumer behaviour | Transport | Just transition
eLife - how to circulate more electronics
Consumption of electrical and electronic products (e-products) in households contributes to increasing amounts of hazardous EE waste, environmental damage and greenhouse gas emissions. While actors within business, voluntary organizations and the public sector have increasingly been driving forces to implement strategies for a more circular economy, consumers have been far less involved.
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
VOM – Incentives for Measures for Food system Transition
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.
Food and agriculture
Hydrogen is often considered a green energy carrier that has the potential to replace oil, but little is known about its environmental and climate impacts. Over the next three years, CICERO will therefore study what these impacts are.
UPSCALE: Upscaling sustainable collaborative consumption using public libraries
This project addresses how public libraries can be used as hubs for an upscaling of collaborative consumption contributing to the transformation to a low emission society.
Circular economy | Consumer behaviour
Flexible electricity use in households: barriers, opportunities and effects (FLEXEFFECT)
The project will meet the urgent need for social science research on flexible electricity policy and technology in Norway.
Renewable energy | Energy consumption | Energy policy in Norway | Just transition
SHAREON - sharing economy - motivations, barriers and climate effects
SHAREON was a project that looked at the sharing economy and what climate effects sharing can have for both those involved in a project and society around.
Circular economy | Climate transition in Norwegian municipalities
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.