Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET)

Two projects granted CET Accelerator funding

We are happy to announce the first round of CET accelerator seed funding for 2019 are granted to CET Affiliates Esmeralda Colombo and William Helland-Hansen.

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The CET Accelerator is a mechanism to stimulate activity within the overall scope of the CET centre. CET affiliated researchers can apply for seed funds to develop larger research applications, or strategic projects within research, publication, teaching or communication. NOK 50 000 – 200 000 per proposal was available in this call. 

For more information about CET Accelerator see here.

The following projects have were granted this round:

#1 Predicting flooding and changing shorelines for the next 100 years of sea-level rise and changing land-use

William Helland-Hansen, Prof., UiB, Department of Earth Sciences

In this project we aim at creating a forward projection of the global land-water interface for the next 100 years, based on extrapolation of global datasets for subsidence, global sea-level change, sediment supply, sediment distribution, climate, and anthropogenic influence acquired over the last four decades. This is important because existing models for future coastline change at a global scale only includes global sea-level rise.  The result will be a global model of land-water distribution projected from the present to year 2100

#2 Climate Risk and Sustainable Performance

Esmeralda Colombo, PhD Candidate, UiB, Faculty of Law

Build on existing research (Fløttum/Tvinnereim on public perceptions and Esty/Cort (Yale) on metrics that enterprises may apply in due diligence) to establish a network and develop as a young researcher.

The following projects were granted in November 2018:

#1 Workshop on co-production of climate adaptation and mitigation

Erik Kolstad, Prof., NORCE & BCCR

Workshop to plan summer school. Travels and accomodation for 4 international scientists, pluss servings at CET 3 hr seminar.

#2 Transformative Climate Governance

Siri Gloppen, Prof., UiB, Department of Comparative Politics/LawTransform

Prepare interdisciplinary research proposal to RCN, incl. Travels and salary for coordinator and prepare submission of 2 articles for Catalina Valleho.