Elin Lerum Boasson is an expert on domestic climate - and energy policy developments. She also studies the development of EU energy - and climate policy.
Elin Lerum Boasson has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Oslo. She has been a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley, Freie University, Berlin and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her research explains variaion in climate and energy policy accross countries, and explores how and to what extent business, governmental organizations, politicians and EU steering shapes the policy development.
She is one of the lead authors in the 6th Assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), with a special responsebility for national policies and institutions. Boasson has a 20% position at CICERO Center for International Climate Research. Boasson was a leader of working group 1 'Sources' (focusing on climate policy invention) in the COST Action Innovations in Climate Governance: Sources, Patterns and Effects. She also led the large research project 'Revising the National Renewables Policy Mix: The role of state aid and other key EU policies (REMIX)'
CICERO researchers contributing to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report
Researchers from CICERO are contributing to the world's most prominent assessment of climate knowledge in areas such as regional impact, investment and finance, political science, climate scenarios and atmospheric sciences.
IPCC Sixth Assessment Report
Governing under turbulence: The European Green Deal and implications for Norway
EU climate policy | Norwegian climate policy
Revising the national renewables policy mix in Europe - REMIX
REMIX analyses how the EU shapes national policies on renewable energy in six countries and vice versa. This knowledge will help forecasting future developments in European renewable policies.
Renewable energy currently stands for approximately 15% of the EU’s total energy consumption, and substantially more in the Nordics. The EU plans to increase the overall share of renewable energy to at least 20% by 2020 and 27% by 2030. These targets are implemented through a variety of European and national policy measures.
The REMIX project zooms in on six European countries:
An interdisciplinary team of researchers will analyse various factors that shape the European policy mix:
- National support schemes for renewable energy and EU state aid rules;
- National capacity mechanism regulations;
- The EU's climate and energy targets for 2020 and 2030;
- The pending reform of the EU's renewable energy directive and emission trading system.
Based on these case studies, the project will develop scenarios and guidelines that forecast how national and European renewable energy policy development will develop in the next years.
The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and several Nordic energy actors.
Renewable energy | Energy policy in Norway | Energy policy in the EU