Climate Futures er et av 22 nye sentre for forskningsdrevet innovasjon (SFI), og vi startet 1. oktober 2020. Målet vårt er å etablere et langsiktig samarbeid mellom selskaper, offentlige organisasjoner og forskningsgrupper, for sammen å takle en av vår tids største utfordringer, nemlig:
Selv om vær- og klimaendringer utgjør en alvorlig trussel mot velstanden og lønnsomheten til økonomien og samfunnet vårt, er ikke klimarisiko godt nok håndtert. Dette skyldes kunnskapshull og mangler i beslutningsprosessene i næringsliv og offentlig sektor.
We will address this critical challenge by working with nearly 40 partners to co-develop better methods and practices for climate risk management. The breadth and commitment of our consortium testify to an indisputable need for a large and cross-sectoral centre for addressing climate risks. It unites world-leading weather and climate scientists, economists and statisticians with industrial sectors – food production, energy, shipping, insurance, management consulting and risk management – and public authorities, including all the county governors in Norway. Together, we will expand established collaborations and ongoing initiatives to create an active industry-oriented research cluster.
The work in Climate Futures will be organized in user-driven projects, ranging from short pilots lasting a few weeks or months to long-term strategic programmes over several years. Such a project-based structure was chosen to ensure that each partner takes an active role in the implementation and performance of the centre’s activities, and to ensure cooperation between the partner organizations across sectors and disciplines.
The Climate Futures alliance was formed with a basis in the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, and the research partners include NORCE, The University of Bergen, the Norwegian School of Economics, the Norwegian Computing Centre, and MET Norway.