Håkon is trained as an environmental economist and political scientists and works on a range of issues relating to climate policy
His around 30 peer-reviewed publications cover a range of topics within the realm of climate policy, including public attitudes to climate policy instruments, right-wing populism, individual behavior, explaining cross-country variation in climate ambition levels, minilateral climate cooperation (climate clubs), and the Paris Agreement.
He currently leads two international research projects:
- Socially Just and Politically Robust Decarbonisation (JUSTDECARB)
- Right-Wing populism and the Political Feasibility of Climate Policy (POPCLIM)
Methods he uses include surveys, behavioral experiments, agent-based modeling, and content analysis.
He has also contributed to five reports commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers as inputs to the Paris Agreement negotiations.
Håkon has been employed at CICERO since 2007. For a period, he also worked part-time at the University of Oslo. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Oslo, an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford and a BSc in Environmental Policy with Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Acceptance and opposition in climate policies
Higher meat prices, road tolls and carbon taxes: These are some of the climate policy measures that invite the strongest opposition from people. CICERO's research takes a closer look at what people are more and less willing to accept.
Norwegian climate policy
POPCLIM: Right-wing populism and the political feasibility of climate policy
This project seeks to understand the relationship between right-wing populism (RWP) and opposition to climate science and policy, and to identify climate policy options that are politically feasible even in electorates inclined to support RWP.
International climate policy | Norwegian climate policy | Acceptance