At CICERO we provide and perform research on climate services bridging science, communication, and decision making to enable the transition to a resilient low-carbon future both in Norway and on the international level.
For us climate services are tools and information that help people to make better decisions for a sustainable future, whether you are a farmer in Tanzania needing information on when to expect rain or a local politician in Norway wanting to keep houses safe from flooding. We support those decisions on a global, national and local level.
Being an interdisciplinary institute, we approach climate services on different levels:
Research and development on climate services, including research proposal development and consortia participation, e.g., H2020, JPI, ERA-NET, GFCS)
Data provision and consulting to organizations offering and developing climate services
Advisory services and communication
CICERO follows the principle of designing climate services that meet decision makers’ needs, which requires sustained dialogue between producers and translators of climate information and a range of other stakeholders in order to understand and address diverse capacities, needs, opportunities and constraints to effective climate service delivery and application.
- Climate data and information, including products like downscaled scenarios and economic analysis
- Counselling on best practices in climate finance, like second opinions on green bonds
- Process research for actionable and effective climate services and solutionsProcess research for actionable and effective climate services and solutions
- Communication and process facilitation, including co-production and co-design with stakeholders and end-usersCommunication and process facilitation, including co-production and co-design with stakeholders and end-users
Over the past 10 years, CICERO has pioneered interdisciplinary research on process understanding for actionable climate information and effective climate communication in Norway and internationally.