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IPCC AR5 In Europe: Usability, framing, and communication of scientific knowledge (completed)

How does the IPCC really influence decision-making?

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About the project

The IPCC-project focuses on the Fifth Assessment Report from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR5), and aims to analyse how key messages from the reports are communicated and ultimately whther they are used by policy makes in creating climate policy. The project follows the knowledge from publication to decision making in Norway, UK, Poland, Spain and the Netherlands.


This project aims to "follow the knowledge" from publication to decision-making, using the opportunity of the staged publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC AR5), to explore and enhance, in real time, the mechanisms by which selected key policy-relevant scientific knowledge in these reports influences decision-making in different contexts.


The researchers in the IPCC AR5-project come from varied backgrounds, including sociology, STS, linguistics, social economics, media studies, and communications. 


The project is funded by JPI Climate/Norwegian Research Council, and coordinated by CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo


  • CICERO (Coordinator)
  • DNV GL,
  • University of Bergen
  • Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Oxford University
  • Lancaster University
  • Erasmus University in Rotterdam
  • TIK, UiO
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  • Irene Øvstebø Tvedten
  • Harald Dean
  • Göran Sundqvist
  • Steven Yearley
Detailed list of participants