Human Geography
Research topic

Climate and energy transformation

The climate challenge requires rapid transformations. It is therefore crucial to understand the role of cities, local society and regions in this process.

Transport by bicycle in the narrow streets of Bergen.

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Human geographers are focused on transformation and how society adapts to and mitigates CO2 emissions. Climate transformation is a human geography phenomenon. Such transformations play out across global processes and local relationships; and must be understood through the interaction between people, social structures and nature. It is also political, relevant to public debate and the choices facing society today.

The work of human geographers is highly relevant to transition in municipalities and at other levels of administration and organisations. The Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET) aims to produce actionable knowledge which can achieve sustainable transformation in society. See the CET website for