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Launch of CET: Rapid societal change to meet the climate challenge?

We welcome you to attend the launch of CET - Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation, a new initiative at the University of Bergen. The aim of CET is to provide new knowledge on societal pathways to climate and energy transformation. CET will be a hub for interdisciplinary research, with a basis in the social sciences.

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The aim of CET is to provide new knowledge on societal pathways to climate and energy transformation.

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At the launch, you will meet CET researchers, students and partners. You will hear from policy makers about the importance of research-based knowledge on climate and energy transformation in policy-making at local, national and global levels. You will learn what UiB and CET will contribute with in this area. The official launch will be followed by a keynote presentation on pathways to rapid societal change, and a panel discussion on challenges for society to succeed with rapid transformation, and for CET to succeed as a research centre.We welcome you to attend the launch of CET - Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation, a new initiative at the University of Bergen. The aim of CET is to provide new knowledge on societal pathways to climate and energy transformation. CET will be a hub for interdisciplinary research, with a basis in the social sciences.

The event is open to everyone interested.

Program

12:30-13:00

Mingling

13:00-14:30Official opening of CET
 

Welcome

Jan Erik Askildsen, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences

 

Climate and energy transition as a priority at the University of Bergen

Dag Rune Olsen, Rector

 

The importance of research based knowledge in policy making 

Lars Andreas Lunde, State Secretary, Ministry of Climate and Environment

 

Ambitions for CET – what can we deliver?

Håvard Haarstad, Director, CET – Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation

 

How Paris redefines the energy challenge: Pathways for rapid change

Kevin Anderson, University of Manchester, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

 

Climate and energy policy for rapid change

Prof. Miranda Schreurs, Bavarian School of Public Policy

 

Panel discussion: What are key challenges to succeed with rapid transformation? How can research contribute?

Moderator: Stina E. Oseland, SpaceLab/CET

  • Svein Kåre Grønås, BKK
  • Per Sandberg, Statoil
  • Lars-Henrik Paarup Michelsen, Norwegian Climate Foundation
 

Concluding remarks

Endre Tvinnereim, CET

14:30 – 15:30Mingling & finger food
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