Jan Sigurd Fuglestvedt is an experienced atmospheric scientist and leader of multi-disciplinary research groups.
- Appointed to the Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment's Climate Advisory Board
- CICEROs Principal Investigator in research projects funded by the European Commission
- Heavily involved in the UNFCCC-initiated process on modelling and assessment of contributions to climate change (MATCH) as co-chair of the Scientific Coordination Committee
- Member of the current Impacts and Science Group (ISG) of the Committee for Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
- Member of the Expert Panel for the initiative “Global guidance on environmental life cycle impact assessment indicators”, which aims to revise and update the frameworks of environmental impact indicators in Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA). Initiated by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
- Contributed to WMO/UNEP Ozone Assessment reports as Lead Author, Contributing Author and reviewer
- Vice chair IPCC Working Group I
Dr Fuglestvedt seeks re-election to IPCC
Norway has nominated Dr Jan Fuglestvedt of CICERO to serve a second term as vice chair for one of the IPCCs working groups.
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
Global warming on a steady course
In a recent study published in Nature Communications, international scientists have taken on a persistent problem in climate science: near-term climate evolution.
Climate impacts internationally | Temperature changes | Climate Models
Aviation contributes 3.5% to the human-made drivers of climate change, a new study shows
Aviation accounts for 3.5% of the human-made climate impact. Two-thirds of this impact are caused by emissions other than co₂, a new study shows.
Transport | Climate impacts internationally | Atmospheric particles
CATHY - Climate implications of rapid changes in Asian Anthropogenic Aerosol emissions
Emissions of Asian Anthropogenic Aerosols (A3) are rapidly changing - most notably black carbon and sulphate aerosol precursors from India and China. The resulting range of climate impacts and societal hazards may dominate regionally over greenhouse gas induced trends for the next several decades, but the implications are as yet insufficiently explored. CATHY (Climate implications of rapid changes in Asian Anthropogenic Aerosol emissions: Temperature, Hydrological cycle and variabilitY) tackles the urgent need for quantifying climate related hazards resulting from ongoing and projected changes in A3 emissions.
Climate impacts internationally | Temperature changes | Atmospheric particles | Precipitation changes | Air pollution | Climate Models | Extreme weather | Climate risk
ChiNorBC - Chinese-Norwegian Project on Emission, Impact, and Control Policy for Black Carbon and its Co-benefits in Northern China
This project will help enhance the knowledge base for and support the development of a strategy for BC/OC co-control in China.
Adaptation | Health | Emission scenarios | Carbon emissions globally
AVIATE: How can aviation contribute to a low-carbon society?
The AVIATE (Aviation in a low-carbon society) project will provide better understanding of the climate impact of aviation, both for Norway and globally, and explore options for reducing that impact.
Emission scenarios | Transport | Atmospheric particles | International climate policy | Consumer behaviour | Carbon emissions Norway | Carbon emissions globally
Quantifying Climate Impacts of Future Forest Management Strategies in Norway
The international community has agreed that the increase in global temperature must be limited to 2°C above the pre-industrial levels. Meeting this ambitious goal requires a large-scale shift away from the fossil economy towards one based on renewable materials and energy like biomass.
Forests | Carbon emissions Norway
The research group works to understand the trends and drivers of historical and future emissions of greenhouse gases and short-lived climate forcers, and their effect on the climate.