, Volume 41, Supplement 1, pp 3–11 | Cite as

Socio-Economic Research in Support of Climate Policy Development: Mistra’s Research Program Clipore

  • Peringe Grennfelt
  • Bo Kjellén
  • Björn-Ola Linnér
  • Lars Zetterberg


Mistra’s Climate Policy Research Program, Clipore, is one of the largest research programs directed to support international climate policy development, involving research groups in Sweden, Norway, United States and India. It has been running from 2004 to 2011 with a budget of more than 100 MSEK (15 M USD). The paper briefly describes the program and its outcomes in relation to climate policy development. Discussion focuses on how the program has been able to be in the front of and include the development of emissions trading systems in Europe and the United States and how the program has been able to follow and produce inputs to the agenda of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The paper also discusses how the program has managed to present its outcomes and maintain an active dialogue with the various stakeholders. The paper emphasises options and obstacles in the communication between science and policy.


Climate policy Science-policy interactions Climate policy research 



We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Mistra Foundation’s Climate Policy Research Program (Clipore). Thanks also to three anonymous referees for valuable comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peringe Grennfelt
    • 1
  • Bo Kjellén
    • 2
  • Björn-Ola Linnér
    • 3
    • 5
  • Lars Zetterberg
    • 4
  1. 1.IVL Swedish Environmental Research InstituteGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Stockholm Environmental InstituteStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Department of Thematic Studies, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research and Water and Environmental StudiesLinköping University, Nya Kåkenhus, Linköping UniversityNorrköpingSweden
  4. 4.IVL Swedish Environmental Research InstituteStockholmSweden
  5. 5.Department of Thematic StudiesLinköping UniversityLinköpingSweden

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