Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET)

CET becomes partner in NORADAPT.

CET is proud to announce its partnership in the newly established Norwegian centre for sustainable climate adaption (NorAdapt). The centre officially opened on the 7th of December and will assist society in tackling climate change.

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From the official opening of NorAdapt.From left: Tore Storehaug, Atle Hamar and Karen Marie Hjelmeseter
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NORADAPT will gather leading research environments within climate adaption in Sogndal, Oslo, Trondheim, Bodø and Bergen.

The centre received some great news just days before the official opening of NORADAPT. KrF secured a start-up allocation of 10 million kroners in the negotiation of the national budget. With a follow up of 5 million kroner for 2020.

A living laboratory

NorAdapt is located in the region that so far has noticed the devastating effects of climate change, and will be leaders in orientated research, business development, dissemination and education on climate adaptation.

“The new Vestland County will be like a living laboratory to acquire new and user driven knowledge on how society can reduce the effects of climate change”, says the centre leader Carlo Aal.

CET’s director Håvard Haarstad is looking forward to collaboration with the centre:

“We are very happy that the strong research group in Sogndal can now establish this centre on climate adaptation. It complements CET’s work in many ways, and will be relevant for us to collaborate on projects and activities. We are also happy to be partners in the centre.”

The centre is located at the Western Norway Research Institute in Sogndal, but will be a virtual centre for leading centres as partners.  CET, along with CICERO, Western University of Applied Sciences, NTNU department of geography, NORCE society, NORCE climate and Nordland Research Institute are invited as partners.