Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET)

CET Symposium: Actionable research in times of climate emergency

Welcome to a celebration of CET's 5th anniversary! We invite affiliates, colleagues, students and friends to join us on the 27th of October as we reflect on what we have achieved and where do we go from here.

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Join us in marking 5 years of actionable knowledge on the 27th of October

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Follow the symposium on zoom. 

CET was launched on the 27th of October,2017, under the title Rapid societal change to meet the climate challenge. Five years on, we have gone from a climate challenge to a climate emergency. This raises the question of where do we go from here, or what does it mean to do actionable research in times of climate emergency?

In this symposium marking CET’s fifth anniversary, we reflect on what we have done – the research produced, the contributions of CET researchers who have gone on to do important work elsewhere. But primarily, we will look ahead, and discuss where research on transformations towards sustainability should go next.

We have invited inspiring CET researchers both past and present, as well as some special guests, to highlight themes relevant for the next five years.

The registration deadline passed. Contact us if you would like to join in. 


08.30Doors open, coffee and mingling 
09.00Welcome address 

Climate knowledge in society 

A discussion about actionable knowledge in society and bridging the gap between research and practice. 

Moderator: Joran Buwalda, Sustainable Mobility Development Advisor, Skyss.

  • Kristin Kjærås, Special Advisor, City of Oslo.
  • Jakob Grandin, Researcher, CET/UiB
  • Brooke Wilkerson, PhD candidate, CET/UiB
10.00Coffee break 

Local innovation and climate action A conversation across the silos between:

Moderator: Håvard Haarstad, Director, CET

  • Stina Oseland, Climate Director of Bergen and CET Alumni
  • Prof. Lars Coenen, Mohn Centre for Innovation and Regional Development and former City of Melbourne Chair of Resilient Cities

What’s next for CET A showcase of current CET research

Moderator: Simon Neby, Department of Government & CET

  • Roles of networks in the governance of urban logistics. Subina Shrestha, PhD candidate
  • Discourses and practices on the fringes of the environmental movement. Ida Sekanina, PhD candidate
  • Climate networks, populism and (re)politicization. Mahir Yazar, Postdoctoral fellow

 Stories from the field

Moderator: Silje Kristiansen, Department of Information and Media Studies & CET

  • Devyn Remme, PhD Candidate on Zambia
  • Siddharth Sareen, Associate Professor UiS/CET on India
  • Kerim Nisancioglu, Professor, Bjerknes/UiB on Greenland

Pathways out of Norway’s oil dependency

Moderator: Dorothy Dankel, SINTEF & UiB.

  • Prof. David Jordhus-Lier, UiO, presents and discusses work to co-create transition scenarios alongside diverse stakeholders from across sectors in Norway. The report can be found here
  • Comments by Associate Professor Siddharth Sareen, UiS/CET
  • Open discussion with questions from the audience

Closing words

Cake and a skål for CET in the DiskuterBar