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Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO)



The Norwegian government established CICERO (the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo) by royal decree in 1990. CICERO is an independent research center associated with the University of Oslo. CICERO conducts research on and provides information and expert advice about national and international issues related to climate change and climate policy. CICERO has a staff of around 90 persons, 60 of them academic staff, with 7 IPCC Coordinating and Lead Authors for the AR5 in Working groups I and II. CICERO produces research on 1) Scientific basis of climate change; 2) Mitigation and costs; 3) Impacts, vulnerability and adaptation; 4) International agreements and policy instruments and 5) Climate and Development.

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Regional focus All regions
Sector Education and training
Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Human health
Oceans and coastal areas
Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Water resources
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Climate-resilient development planning
Communications and awareness-raising
Disaster risk reduction
Knowledge management
Monitoring and evaluation
Pilot adaptation programmes/projects
Risk/vulnerability mapping
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Climate related risks and extreme events
Data and observations
Economic diversification
Methods and tools
Socio-economic information
Technologies for adaptation
Climate hazards Drought
Operational scale Global

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