About Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation
Actionable knowledge for sustainable transformation of society to prevent climate change
While we have acquired substantial knowledge about physical climate changes and to some extent their impacts on society, new knowledge is needed on how to achieve deep, rapid and sustainable transformation of society.
The overarching goal of CET is to produce actionable knowledge that can inform policy and practice about how to achieve deep, rapid and sustainable transformation of society to mitigate climate change.
To achieve this, CET will initiate and conduct problem-oriented social science research in collaboration with researchers from other disciplines, and with the involvement of public and private sector user partners when appropriate. CET will bring together scientists from a variety of social science and other disciplines, and strengthen itself as a broad and visible interdisciplinary knowledge hub regionally, nationally and internationally.
Climate and energy transition is one of three priority areas at the University of Bergen (UiB). The Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET) was established in 2016 by the Faculty of Social Sciences as a hub for interdisciplinary research with a basis in the social sciences in this area. CET brings together researchers from three partner institutions - the University of Bergen, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS and NHH Norwegian School of Economics.
CET will strengthen and expand its research activities in three core and five applied priority areas:
The establishment of CET is based on the competence found in the academic environments at the faculty, at UiB and in other research environments. Our core activities in the development phase have been financed by the Trond Mohn Foundation and the Academy Agreement, as well as, support from the University of Bergen. CET receives core funding from the Ministry of Education and Research.