The Climate Economics group has extensive expertise on economic analyses of climate policy.
About the research group
Our research explores the effectiveness of climate policy instruments, how policies and new technologies can be implemented, and how managing climate change can be balanced with other societal concerns.
We employ a wide suite of methods, including general equilibrium models, surveys, lab and field experiments and econometric techniques.
Many of our projects relate to Norwegian climate policy within the power sector, oil and gas, transportation and agriculture. We also conduct research on climate policy in large emerging economies such as China.
Members of the group
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
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
Politically Feasible Renewable Energy Development: The Role of Public Acceptance
Politically Feasible Renewable Energy Development: The Role of Public Acceptance.
The over-arching task of this project is to study the political feasibility of the low carbon energy policy transition initiated by the EU. In order to adopt and implement efficient policies at the regional, national and local level, public acceptance for policy change will be crucial.
Renewable energy | Acceptance