CICERO - Center for International Climate Research

What is Risk and Climate Change Risk? Some risk science reflections

November 8th: In this presentation Professor Aven will provide some perspectives and reflections on how to conceptualize and describe risk and climate change risk. The point of departure for the talk is the recent report from the Norway’s Climate Risk Commission (in particular Appendix 1 on risk and uncertainty) and current generic risk science knowledge.


RECEIPT (REmote Climate Effects and their Impact on European sustainability, Policy and Trade) will map potential impacts and risks of climate extremes outside Europe on European socio-economic sectors.

Forecasts agree: Northern Europe will see a mild and wet winter

Something unusual has happened: All existing global weather models agree that there is a high chance of a wetter and milder winter than normal in northern Europe this year. CICERO researcher and climatologist Nathalie Schaller explains why.

Climate Risk Assessment with impact chains

October 15th, 11:30 am. In this presentation, Marc Zebisch from Eurac Research (Italy) will introduce a methodological framework for risk assessment which has been developed for practical applications form a national to subnational scale in developed countries as well as in developing countries. We will discuss pros and cons of this pragmatic approach, including the option for participative and qualitative elements.