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Bård Lahn

University of Oslo

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Bård Lahn is a postoctoral research fellow at the University of Oslo’s Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK), and an affiliated researcher at CICERO Centre for International Climate Research. With a background in Science and Technology Studies (STS), he researches climate politics in Norway and at the international level. His main research interests include the role of scientific expertise in climate policymaking, the relationship between fossil fuel production and climate policy, and the North/South dimensions of climate justice. He has also worked with a number of NGOs and activist networks on climate justice, fossil fuel extraction and other environmental issues.

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Climate policy and politics Climate Justice Scientific assessments Fossil fuels

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Hermansen, Erlend A.T., Bård Lahn, Göran Sundqvist and Eirik Øye. 2021. “Post-Paris policy relevance: Lessons from the IPCC SR15 process.” Climatic Change 169(1).

Lahn, Bård. 2021. “Changing climate change: The carbon budget and the modifying-work of the IPCC.” Social Studies of Science 51(1): 3-27.

Lahn, Bård. 2020. “A history of the global carbon budget.” Wiley’s Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 11(3): e636.

Bang, Guri and Bård Lahn. 2019. “From oil as welfare to oil as risk? Norwegian petroleum resource governance and climate policy.” Climate Policy 20(8): 997-1009.

Lahn, Bård. 2018. “In the light of equity and science: Scientific expertise and climate justice after Paris.” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 18(1): 29-43.

Lahn, Bård and Göran Sundqvist. 2017. “Science as a fixed point? Quantification and boundary objects in international climate politics.” Environmental Science & Policy 67: 8-15.