Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC)
Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC) is an independent non-profit research institute affiliated with the University of Bergen, Norway. The Nansen Center conducts basic and applied environmental research funded by national and international governmental agencies, research councils and industry. NERSC's research strategy is to integrate the use of remote sensing and field observations with numerical modelling through the use of advanced data assimilation techniques.
Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo (CICERO)
The Norwegian government established CICERO (the Center for International Climate andEnvironmental Research - Oslo) by royal decree in 1990 as an independent researchcenter associated with the University of Oslo. It conducts research and provides information and expert advice about national and international issues relating to climate change and climate policy.
CICERO’s mission is to acquire knowledge that can help mitigate the climate problem and enhance international climate cooperation.
UNESCO - Climate Frontlines
UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’s mission and activities. The Frontlines of Climate Change was launched by UNESCO, in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issue (SPFII) and the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).
The goals of the Frontlines forum are to:
- Draw international attention to the knowledge and experiences of indigenous communities and peoples living in small islands, the Arctic and other vulnerable environments
- Seek community-level observations on climate change impacts, as well as local efforts to cope with and adapt to these changes
- Provide an opportunity for communities to voice their observations, experiences and concerns, and to share and exchange them with other communities
- Build up a global database of local observations, experiences, practices and coping strategies
- Support community-based research and educational activities related to climate change
- Heighten the profile and impact of indigenous peoples and their knowledge in international climate change debates