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E-mail: robbie.andrew@cicero.oslo.no

Robbie Andrew is a senior researcher in the Climate Economics Unit. His primary interest is in uncovering the connections between our behaviour as consumers and the remote and often unseen consequences of these behaviours. 

To explore this issue he has used a range of analytical tools, including multi-regional input–output analysis, life-cycle assessment, and general equilibrium models. While his work to date has been largely quantitative, he has a particular interest in the sociological aspects of consumer behaviour, the relationships between economic agents, and the politics of the environment. Prior to working at CICERO, Robbie worked at Landcare Research in New Zealand for 14 years.

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Projects

  • Global Carbon Project The Global Carbon Project was formed in 2001 to help the international science community to establish a common, mutually agreed knowledge base that supports policy debate and action to slow the rate of increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
  • INNOVATE Innovative climate policy instruments to reduce consumptionbased emissions to complement territorial emission reduction efforts (INNOVATE)
  • Governing EU-Norwegian willingness to extract, combust and consume less carbon The objective of this project is to identify how to best coordinate policies in the EU and Norway to maximise the overall effectiveness of their combined initiatives. A key challenge for unilateral policy initiatives in a global market place, even for a big coalition like the EU, is carbon leakage and competitiveness concerns.
  • Global Impacts: How to estimate and use environmental footprints The first part of this project will build on the large body of quantitative analyses to provide a synthesis of the methodological and analytical basis for environmental footprints. This first part will be short and focused, drawing on existing material. The second part of this project will describe the state-of-the-art in terms of the challenges and opportunities of consumption-based approaches to environmental policy. We will give particular attention to the policy implications (usefulness, utility, appropriateness, etc), and draw on the available economic and policy literature.
  • Transforming China onto a low carbon pathway The overall objective of this project is to produce feasible projections for China’s transition to a low carbon economy, leading to a peak and decline in Chinese emissions and using alternative methods to characterise China’s potential mitigation challenge in the coming decade.
  • Norwegian Dairy and Meat climate footprints This project reviews the current literature on meat, milk and dairy, with a special focus on Norway. To understand differences in reported emissions, we explain the variation in methodological approaches such as division over co-products, functional unit selection, and system boundaries
  • Sis-klimat- Climate transitions in the Norwegian food system How can the Norwegian food production - consumption system be changed towards sustainable production of more climate friendly food? This overarching question targets opportunities for climate change adaptation and emission reductions, but also looks for co-benefits for, and stronger links between, producers and consumers.
  • India in a globalizing world India's climate and energy policy strategy in a globalizing world: Changing global structures and international cooperation (INDGLOB)
  • Rapid Response for Energy and Climate Policy Analysis The world today is moving fast and so are user needs. Research projects can take years to develop and get funded, but many research questions in climate policy are relevant on short time scales. We believe there is an opportunity to fill a research niche answering contemporary policy challenges through synthesis of current knowledge and through fusion of existing data and methods.
  • Centre for International Climate and Energy Policy (CICEP) CICEP is one of three centres for social science based research on environment-friendly energy established by the Research Council of Norway in 2011.

Publications and outreach at CICERO

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Journal article

2017

2016

  • Jan Ivar Korsbakken, Glen Peters, Robbie Andrew, 2016 Uncertainties around reductions in China's coal use and CO 2 emissions Nature Climate Change, EN
  • Felix Creutzig, Peter Agoston, Jan C Minx, Josep G. Canadell, Robbie Andrew, Corinne Le Quéré, Glen Peters, Ayyoob Sharifi, Yyoshiki Yamagata, Shobhakar Dhakal, 2016 Urban infrastructure choices structure climate solutions Nature Climate Change, EN
  • Corinne Le Quéré, Robbie Andrew, Josep G. Canadell, Stephen Sitch, Jan Ivar Korsbakken, Glen Peters, Andrew C Manning, Thomas A Boden, Pieter P Tans, Richard A Houghton, Ralph F Keeling, Simone Alin, Oliver D Andrews, Peter Anthoni, Leticia Barbero, Laurent Bopp, Frederic Chevallier, Louise P Chini, Philippe Ciais, Kim Currie, Christine Delire, Scott C Doney, Pierre Friedlingstein, Thanos Gkritzalis, Ian Harris, Judith Hauck, Vanessa Haverd, Mario Hoppema, Kees Klein Goldewijk, Atul K Jain, Etsushi Kato, Arne Körtzinger, Peter Landschutzer, Nathalie Lefevre, Andrew Lenton, Sebastian Lienert, Danica Lombardozzi, Joe R Melton, Nicolas Metzl, Frank Millero, Pedro M S Monteiro, David R Munro, Julia E M S Nabel, Shin-Ichiro Nakaoka, Kevin O'Brien, Are Olsen, Abdirahman Omar, Denis Pierrot, Tsuneo Ono, Benjamin Poulter, Christian Rödenbeck, Joe Salisbury, Ute Schuster, Jörg Schwinger, Roland Seferian, Ingunn Skjelvan, Benjamin D Stocker, Adrienne J Sutton, Taro Takahashi, Hanqin Tian, Bronte Tilbrook, Ingrid T Van Der Laan-Luijkx, Guido R Van Der Werf, Nicolas Viovy, Anthony P Walker, Andrew J Wiltshire, Sönke Zaehle, 2016 Global Carbon Budget 2016 Earth System Science Data, EN
  • Patrick Smith, Steven J Davis, Felix Creutzig, Sabine Fuss, Jan Minx, Benoit Gabrielle, Etsushi Kato, Robert B Jackson, Annette Cowie, Elmar Kriegler, Detlef P. van Vuuren, Joeri Rogelj, Philippe Ciais, Jennifer Milne, Josep G. Canadell, David McCollum, Glen Peters, Robbie Andrew, Volker Krey, Gyami Shrestha, Pierre Friedlingstein, Thomas Gasser, Arnulf Grubler, Wolfrang K. Heidug, Matthias Jonas, Chris D. Jones, Florian Kraxner, Emma Littleton, Jason Lowe, Josè Roberto Moreira, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Michael Obersteiner, Anand Patwardhan, Mathis L. Rogner, E Rubin, Ayyoob Sharifi, Asbjørn Torvanger, Yyoshiki Yamagata, Jae Edmonds, Cho Yongsung, 2016 Biophysical and economic limits to negative CO2 emissions Nature Climate Change, EN

2015

  • Glen Peters, Robbie Andrew, Susan Solomon, Pierre Friedlingstein, 2015 Measuring a fair and ambitious climate agreement using cumulative emissions Environmental Research Letters, EN
  • Corinne Le Quéré, Roisin Moriarty, Robbie Andrew, Josep G. Canadell, Stephen Sitch, Jan Ivar Korsbakken, Pierre Friedlingstein, Glen Peters, Robert J. Andres, Thomas A. Boden, Richard A. Houghton, Joanna I. House, Ralph F. Keeling, Pieter Tans, Almut Arneth, Dorothée C.E. Bakker, Leticia Barbero, Laurent Bopp, Joseph Chang, Frédéric Chevallier, Louise P. Chini, Philippe Ciais, Marianela Fader, Richard A. Feely, Thanos Gkritzalis, Ian Harris, Judith Hauck, Tatiana Ilyina, Atul K. Jain, Etsushi Kato, Vassilis Kitidis, K. Klein Goldewijk, Charles Dunbar Koven, Peter Landschützer, Siv Kari Lauvset, Nathalie Lefévre, Andrew Lenton, Ivan D. Lima, Nicolas Metzl, Frank Millero, David R. Munro, Aki Murata, Julia E.M.S. Nabel, Shinichirou Nakaoka, Yukihiro Nojiri, Kevin O'Brien, Are Olsen, Tsuneo Ono, Fiz Fernández Pérez, Benjamin Pfeil, Denis Pierrot, Benjamin Poulter, Gregor Rehder, Christian Rödenbeck, Shu Saito, Ute Schuster, Jörg Schwinger, Roland Séférian, Tobias Steinhoff, Benjamin D. Stocker, Adrienne J. Sutton, Taro Takahashi, Bronte Tilbrook, Ingrid Theodora van der Laan-Luijkx, Guido R. van der Werf, Steven van Heuven, Douglas Vandemark, Nicolas Viovy, Andy Wiltshire, Sönke Zaehle, Ning Zeng, 2015 Global Carbon Budget 2015 Earth System Science Data, EN
  • Robert B. Jackson, Pierre Friedlingstein, Josep G. Canadell, Robbie Andrew, 2015 Two or Three Degrees: CO2 Emissions and Global Temperature Impacts The Bridge, EN
  • Robert B Jackson, Josep G. Canadell, Corinne Le Quéré, Robbie Andrew, Jan Ivar Korsbakken, Glen Peters, Neboisa Nakicenovic, 2015 Reaching peak emissions Nature Climate Change, EN
  • Jonas Karstensen, Glen Peters, Robbie Andrew, 2015 Allocation of global temperature change to consumers Climatic Change, Kluwer Academic Publishers, EN
  • Corinne Le Quéré, Roisin Moriarty, Robbie Andrew, Glen Peters, Philippe Ciais, Pierre Friedlingstein, Samantha D. Jones, Stephen Sitch, Pieter Tans, Almut Arneth, Thomas A. Boden, Laurent Bopp, Yann Bozec, Josep G. Canadell, Louise P. Chini, Frédéric Chevallier, Cathrine E. Cosca, Ian C. Harris, Mario Hoppema, Richard A. Houghton, Joanna I. House, Atul K. Jain, Truls Johannessen, Etsushi Kato, Ralph F. Keeling, Vassilis Kitidis, Kees Klein Goldewijk, Charles D. Koven, Camilla Stegen Landa, Peter Landschützer, Andrew Lenton, Ivan D. Lima, Gregg Marland, Jeremy T. Mathis, Nicolas Metzl, Yukihiro Nojiri, Are Olsen, Tsuneo Ono, Shushi Peng, Wouter Peters, Benjamin Pfeil, Benjamin Poulter, Michael R. Raupach, Pierre Regnier, Christian Rödenbeck, Shu Saito, Joseph E. Salisbury, Ute Schuster, Jörg Schwinger, Roland Séférian, Joachim Segschneider, Tobias Steinhoff, Benjamin D. Stocker, Adrienne J. Sutton, Taro Takahashi, Bronte Tilbrook, Guido R. van der Werf, Nicolas Viovy, Yingping Wang, Rik Wanninkhof, Andrew J. Wiltshire, Ning Zeng, 2015 Global carbon budget 2014 Earth System Science Data, EN
  • Jonas Karstensen, Glen Peters, Robbie Andrew, 2015 Uncertainty in temperature response of current consumption-based emissions estimates Earth System Dynamics, Copernicus GmbH, EN

2014

  • Pierre Friedlingstein, Robbie Andrew, Joeri Rogelj, Glen Peters, Josep G. Canadell, Reto Knutti, Gunnar Luderer, Michael R. Raupach, Michiel Schaeffer, Detlef Peter van Vuuren, Corinne Le Quéré, 2014 Persistent growth of CO2 emissions and implications for reaching climate targets Nature Geoscience, EN
  • Corinne Le Quéré, Glen Peters, Robert J. Andres, Robbie Andrew, Thomas A. Boden, Philippe Ciais, Pierre Friedlingstein, Richard A. Houghton, Gregg Marland, Roisin Moriarty, Stephen Sitch, Pieter Tans, Almut Arneth, Athanasios Arvanitis, Dorothée C.E. Bakker, Laurent Bopp, Josep G. Canadell, Louise P. Chini, Scott C. Doney, Anna B. Harper, Ian C. Harris, Joanna I. House, Atul K. Jain, Samantha D. Jones, Etsushi Kato, Ralph F. Keeling, Kees Klein Goldewijk, Arne Körtzinger, Charles D. Koven, Nathalie Lefévre, Fabienne Maignan, Abdirahman Omar, Tsuneo Ono, Geun-Ha Park, Benjamin Pfeil, Benjamin Poulter, Michael R. Raupach, Pierre Regnier, Christian Rödenbeck, Shu Saito, Jörg Schwinger, Joachim Segschneider, Benjamin D. Stocker, Taro Takahashi, Bronte Tilbrook, Steven van Heuven, Nicolas Viovy, Rik Wanninkhof, Andrew J. Wiltshire, Sönke Zaehle, 2014 Global carbon budget 2013 Earth System Science Data, EN
  • Sabine Fuss, Josep G. Canadell, Glen Peters, M. Tavoni, Robbie Andrew, Philippe Ciais, Robert B. Jackson, Chris D. Jones, Florian Kraxner, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Corinne Le Quéré, Michael R. Raupach, Ayyoob Sharifi, Pete Smith, Yyoshiki Yamagata, 2014 Betting on negative emissions Nature Climate Change, EN
  • Michael R. Raupach, Steven J. Davis, Glen Peters, Robbie Andrew, Josep G. Canadell, Pierre Friedlingstein, Frank Jotzo, Corinne Le Quéré, 2014 Sharing a quota on cumulative carbon emissions Nature Climate Change, EN

2013

  • Jonas Karstensen, Glen Peters, Robbie Andrew, 2013 Attribution of CO2 emissions from Brazilian deforestation to consumers between 1990 and 2010 Environmental Research Letters, EN
  • Robbie Andrew, Glen Peters, 2013 A Multi-region Input-output Table Based on the Global Trade Analysis Project Database (GTAP-MRIO) Economic Systems Research, EN
  • Corinne Le Quéré, Robert J. Andres, Tom A. Boden, Thomas Conway, Richard A. Houghton, Jo I. House, Gregg Marland, Glen Peters, Guido R. van der Werf, Anders Ahlström, Robbie Andrew, Laurent Bopp, Josep G. Canadell, Philippe Ciais, Scott C. Doney, Clare Enright, Pierre Friedlingstein, Chris Huntingford, Atul K. Jain, Charlotte Jourdain, Etushi Kato, Ralph F. Keeling, Kees Klein Goldewijk, Samuel Levis, Peter Levy, Mark R. Lomas, Ben Poulter, Michael R. Raupach, Jörg Schwinger, Stephen Sitch, Benjamin D. Stocker, Nicolas Viovy, Sönke Zaehle, Ning Zeng, 2013 The global carbon budget 1959–2011 Earth System Science Data, EN
  • C. Le Quéré, Glen Peters, R.J. Andres, Robbie Andrew, T Boden, P Ciais, P. Friedlingstein, R.A. Houghton, G Marland, R. Moriarty, S Sitch, P. Tans, A. Arneth, A. Arvanitis, D. Bakker, L. Bopp, JG Canadell, L. P. Chini, S. C. Doney, A. Harper, I. Harris, J.I. House, A.K. Jain, S. D. Jones, E. Kato, R. F. Keeling, K. Klein Goldewijk, A. Körtzinger, C. Koven, N. Lefévre, Abdirahman Omar, T. Ono, G.-H. Park, Benjamin Pfeil, B. Poulter, MR Raupach, P. Regnier, C. Rödenbeck, S. Saito, Jörg Schwinger, J. Segschneider, B.D. Stocker, B. Tilbrook, S. van Heuven, N. Viovy, R Wanninkhof, A. Wiltshire, S. Zaehle, C. Yue, 2013 Global carbon budget 2013 Earth System Dynamics Discussions, Copernicus GmbH, EN
  • Robbie Andrew, Steven J. Davis, Glen Peters, 2013 Climate policy and dependence on traded carbon Environmental Research Letters, EN
  • Anne-Gaelle Ausseil, John Dymond, Miko Kirschbaum, Robbie Andrew, Roger Parfitt, 2013 Assessment of multiple ecosystem services in New Zealand at the catchment scale Environmental Modelling & Software, Elsevier Science, EN

2012

Web articles

  • How China has reduced the carbon footprint of developed countries Commentary: We tend to remember the way things were, not the way things are.
  • Norwegian Dairy and Meat climate footprints This project reviews the current literature on meat, milk and dairy, with a special focus on Norway. To understand differences in reported emissions, we explain the variation in methodological approaches such as division over co-products, functional unit selection, and system boundaries
  • Agricultural emissions in Norway In Norway, agricultural emissions are generally regarded to contribute about 8% of total emissions. How has this changed over time? And where do those emissions come from?
  • Not All Grass is Green Is our appetite for meat part of the climate problem? Can it be the solution? A study sheds new light on the old discussion about pastorals and sustainability.
  • Global Environmental Footprints COMMENT: In rich countries, the environmental footprint is growing while domestic environmental pressures are declining, most studies find. Should policy focus on consumption instead of production? 
  • Sis-klimat- Climate transitions in the Norwegian food system How can the Norwegian food production - consumption system be changed towards sustainable production of more climate friendly food? This overarching question targets opportunities for climate change adaptation and emission reductions, but also looks for co-benefits for, and stronger links between, producers and consumers.
  • Chinese coal consumption down but not carbon dioxide emissions While Chinese coal consumption is trending down, it is too early to conclude that Chinese carbon dioxide emissions have fallen in 2014 or 2015. An article published in Nature Climate Change sheds light on uncertainties and revisions in official Chinese energy statistics, and explains why headlines about falling emissions may be misinterpreting the numbers.
  • Slower global emissions growth driven by Chinese economic adjustment Global carbon dioxide emissions grew at their slowest level outside of economic crisis in 2014 with a drop in global emissions possible in 2015. The changes are driven primarily by economic adjustments in China and may mark the beginning of a period of slower emissions growth.
  • Levelling of global CO2 emissions opens opportunities for deeper mitigation Global carbon dioxide emissions were almost flat for the third year in a row, despite strong economic growth. There is now an opportunity for energy and climate policy to lock in the recent gains and raise the ambition of emission pledges to be consistent with the goals set out in the Paris Agreement.