Center for International Climate and Environmental Research

CICERO is Norway’s foremost institute for interdisciplinary climate research. We deliver new insight that help solve the climate challenge and strengthen international climate cooperation.

We help to solve the climate problem and strengthen international climate cooperation by predicting and responding to society’s climate challenges through research and dissemination of a high international standard. Our researchers collaborate with top researchers from around the world, and publish their work in recognized international journals, reports, books and periodicals.

CICERO has garnered particular attention for its research on the effects of manmade emissions on the climate, society’s response to climate change, and the formulation of international agreements. We have played an active role in the IPCC since 1992. In recent years we have also developed considerable expertise in climate financing.

CICERO has a national role in promoting knowledge about climate change and is internationally recognised as a driving force for innovative climate communication. We are in constant dialogue about the responses to climate change with public and private decision makers, government administration and civil society.

Facts and figures

Year Established 1990
Total Number of Staff 85
Number of Academic Staff 63
Number of Students 9
Focus Areas

Climate Finance

Climate Policy

Climate System



Local Solutions

Fields of Study Offered Humanities (broad programmes)
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Physical science (broad programmes)
Environmental protection (broad programmes)