Miriam has long experience with external and strategic communication, media relations and outreach towards stakeholders at national and European level. She is and has been leading the communication and outreach work in EU-funded research projects.
Currently, Miriam leads the communication work in the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project ENBEL that coordinates a network of climate and health research projects and she is deputy lead of the communication work in the EU-funded research project EXHAUSTION. She is part of the CICERO management team for the two above projects that CICERO coordinates. Miriam also contributes to strategic and operational communication work in several other EU funded projects and in research projects funded by the Research Council of Norway. Previously she led the communication work in the Horizon 2020 project CONSEED that studied how consumers make energy-related investment decisions.
Miriam is specialised in communication and international relations, including nine years working with EU and EEA affairs for the Norwegian government and EEA/EFTA in Brussels. She previously worked as a journalist in Norway and holds a Master degree in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University in Budapest.
Wetlands as game-changers for climate change mitigation and adaptation
Wetlands are natural water ecosystems that can help to mitigate the physical impacts of multi-hazards and extreme events. Despite its high potential, wetlands have been overlooked and are rarely considered in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes, argues CICERO researchers together with Wetlands International Europe.
Adaptation | Land use | Climate impacts internationally | Climate impacts in Norway | Climate risk | Extreme weather
The turbulent future brings a breath of fresh air
In the future, an increase in turbulence will alleviate the intensity of near-surface air pollution, according to a new paper by CICERO researchers published in Nature Communications. The findings bring a positive message showing the added benefits of mitigation.
Atmospheric particles | Air pollution | Health
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
New report from Lancet Countdown highlights increasing impacts of climate change on people’s health and wellbeing
Climate change is undermining every dimension of global health monitored, states the most recent Lancet Countdown report that is tracking the connection between health and climate change.
Climate impacts internationally | Adaptation | Air pollution | Heat waves | Health | Extreme weather
Aviation needs bolder approaches to climate change than carbon offsets and cleaner fuels
The aviation industry’s response to climate change relies mainly on cleaner fuels and carbon offsetting. Government and industry must experiment with other approaches to bring the climate impact of aviation closer to zero, argues researchers in a Nature commentary.
Transport | Technology for change | Atmospheric particles | Carbon emissions globally
New dataset on climate extreme indices and heat stress indicators
The dataset provides climate extreme indices related to temperature and precipitation as well as selected heat stress indicators derived from global climate projections.
Systemic perspective needed for successful climate risk assessments and adaptation strategies
The complex and systemic risks the world is facing today can have cascading impacts across systems and sectors and require systems thinking and transdisciplinary approaches, according to a new Briefing Note on Systemic Risk.
Climate risk | Climate impacts internationally | Adaptation
Heatwaves hit the most vulnerable hardest
Climate change is increasingly impacting people's health all over the world. As heatwaves become hotter and more frequent, the most vulnerable suffer the most.
Adaptation | Climate impacts internationally | Temperature changes | Heat waves | Health | Extreme weather
Large uncertainty in warming outcomes of current policies and emission pledges
During the recent Glasgow Climate Conference (COP26) there was a lot of focus on the climate outcomes of new climate policy pledges. A new analysis shows that these outcomes are more uncertain then often assumed.
Carbon emissions globally | International climate policy | Climate Models | Emission scenarios
Global co₂ emissions return to near pre-COVID pandemic levels
Global fossil co₂ emissions are expected to grow 4.9% in 2021, nearly offsetting the 5.4% decline in 2020 due the COVID restrictions. Coal and gas use rebounded strongly to exceed 2019 levels, while oil use remains suppressed, suggesting strong policy action is needed to avoid continued emissions growth in 2022.
Carbon emissions globally | Global climate targets | Carbon budget
EYE-CLIMA - Verifying emissions of climate forcers
The EU funded project EYE-CLIMA aims to improve estimates of emissions and removals of the most important greenhouse gases, namely, co₂, methane, N2O and six F-gases, as well as the aerosol black carbon.
Methane | Carbon emissions globally
CICERO is helping to develop a new global emissions monitoring service (Coco₂)
Together with 24 partners in 14 countries, CICERO is working to develop a European operational service for monitoring global greenhouse gas emissions, as part of the EU-funded project Prototype system for a Copernicus co₂ service, the Coco₂ project.
Carbon budget | Carbon emissions globally
ENBEL: Connecting health and climate change research
Climate change is according to the WHO the greatest threat to human health in the 21st century. By bringing together leaders in climate change and health research the CICERO-coordinated Horizon 2020 project ENBEL will contribute with knowledge and policy advice on climate change and health links.
Climate impacts internationally | Air pollution | Heat waves | Health | Extreme weather
EXtremeClimTwin: Building capacity on climate extremes through cooperation
Increasing heat extremes, reduced summer precipitation and higher rainfall intensities are some of the climate change impacts facing the Western Balkans. To strengthen local researchers’ ability to understand the current and coming changes in climate extremes, CICERO researchers are involved in an EU funded capacity building project with the University of Novi Sad in Serbia.
Climate impacts internationally | Adaptation | Precipitation changes | Climate risk | Heat waves | Flooding | Extreme weather
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
StressTest: Using scenarios to assess climate risk in the financial sector
Increasingly, financial decision-makers are asked to assess, disclose and respond to climate-related risks across a range of potential future scenarios. In the project StressTest, CICERO will produce scenario data and guidelines that will allow help financial actors to respond to regulatory initiatives on scenario use.
Emission scenarios | Climate risk | Climate finance
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
Increasing temperatures and heat waves due to climate change, combined with air pollution, constitute major health risks, and could cause an increase in cardiovascular and respiratory diseases across Europe. EXHAUSTION (Exposure to heat and air pollution in Europe – cardiopulmonary impacts and benefits of mitigation and adaptation) aims to quantify the changes in cardiopulmonary mortality and morbidity due to extreme heat and air pollution (including from wildfires) under selected climate scenarios.
EXHAUSTION has its own project website at EXHAUSTION.EU
Health | Air pollution | Heat waves
4C – Climate-Carbon Interactions in the Current Century
The EU-funded project 4C (Climate-Carbon Interactions in the Current Century) aims to fill the knowledge gap surrounding climate sensitivity to carbon dioxide emissions by reducing the uncertainty in our quantitative understanding of carbon-climate interactions and feedbacks.
Climate Models | Carbon emissions globally | Temperature changes | Carbon budget
ClimINVEST – Understanding physical climate risk
ClimINVEST brought climate scientists and investors together to provide transparency on methodologies for physical climate risk assessment, and develop guidance tools that inform investors’ risk management processes.
Extreme weather | Flooding | Heat waves | Climate finance | Climate risk | Precipitation changes | Carbon emissions globally
The Climate Impacts group is an interdisciplinary group with high-level expertise on climate, air-pollution and economic modeling. We conduct comprehensive quantitative impact and risk analyses, including vulnerability, exposure and hazard components.