Karina is a human geographer working on energy, gender and development.
Her main research interests is within the fields of political and development geography, with a specific focus on adaption of decentralized renewable energy systems, electrification, sustainable energy consumption and gender relations. Karina’s geographical focus covers Norway, South Asia and Central-Asia. She has fieldwork experience from Norway, India, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Understanding the impact of energy policies on inequality in India
India must reduce its emissions and meet sustainable development goals at the same time. How can the shift to renewable energy be a more just transition in the world’s most populous country?
Just transition | International climate policy | Climate negotiations | Renewable energy
ZEESA - How to develop zero emission energy systems for the Arctic
The ZEESA research project aims to provide knowledge on how best to develop integrated renewable energy systems for demanding Arctic conditions. The project is a "Competence-building project for business" that works across natural science and social science methods.
Renewable energy | Technology for change | Acceptance | Arctic
COME RES - the development of clean energy communities in Norway
As part of a new EU-funded project, CICERO will study the conditions for community energy in Norway and Europe. Community energy has been identified by the EU as an important pathway to promote the energy transition towards a low-carbon society.
Renewable energy | Energy consumption | Energy policy in the EU
INDGREEN: India’s ambitions and possibilities of becoming a global green leader
In the research project INDGREEN, CICERO will contribute to understanding the relationship between India’s handling of its low-carbon domestic development and its role in international climate negotiations.
Adaptation | Just transition | International climate policy | Climate negotiations | Renewable energy | Energy consumption
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
4CImpacts - Universal Energy Access: Clean cooking and climate change impacts
Lack of access to clean cooking technology is the single largest environmental risk factor for disease and disability in countries relying on traditional biomass fuels for household energy due to household air pollution.
Adaptation | Air pollution | Health
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.