About Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation
CET is a new initiative at the University of Bergen, lead from the Faculty of Social Sciences. The main focus of the center is to develop and promote interdisciplinary research on strategies, means, and crossroads for climate and energy transformation in society.
Based in social science, the CET integrates researchers from across disciplines – including the natural sciences – harnessing the potential of interdisciplinary collaboration for understanding the transformation. The center constitutes a key element in UiB’s Climate cluster strategy, forming an interdisciplinary entity that will be well integrated with the Bjerknes Centre.
CET builds upon expertise found in the research environment at the faculty of social sciences, at the UiB and other forward-thinking research environments. Our core area of research is funded by the Bergen Research Foundation and Academia Agreement as well as support from the University of Bergen.
The aim of CET is to be an internationally leading, cutting-edge research center on society’s transformation towards a sustainable climate and energy future. Transformation of climate and energy systems involves a wide-ranging and substantial change in the way humans use resources and relate to the environment. Recognizing the complexities of the challenges, the center’s research addresses three interrelated challenges involved in understanding and acting upon climate and energy transformation: Capacities, pathways, and outcomes.