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PLATform for Open and Nationally accessible climate policy knowledge (PLATON)


Research Council of Norway


2019 - 2022


Project owner: Cicero - Center for International Climate Research

Consortium composed of

  • Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)
  • The Institute of Transport Economics TŘI
  • The Fridtjof Nansens Institute – FNI
  • Frisch Centre
  • Statistics Norway (SSB)
  • University of Oslo, Center for Development and the Environment - SUM
  • University of Oslo, Center for Development and the Environment - SUM
  • Norwegian University of Life Science (NMBU)
  • University of Oslo, Department for Political Science
  • NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS
  • Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)
  • University of Strathclyde
  • London School of Economics
  • Department of Economics, University of Graz
  • EuroCARE GmbH Bonn


Primary objective:

  • gain knowledge about how the policy system can be adjusted in feasible and effective ways to satisfy the reporting commitments and meet the 2030 and 2050 emission targets of Norway through increased greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement and carbon uptake in soil and vegetation, while ensuring climatefriendly innovations, alongside meeting other societal goals.
  • ensure that the knowledge synthesised and developed in PLATON is relevant and reaches policymakers, public administration, business actors, NGOs, the civil society and the international research community.