RIVET is a FORMAS funded research project on values and normative assumptions in climate economic models, such as integrated assessment models, and how these values are best managed when the models are used to guide public policy and decision making. The project seeks to integrate insights from the philosophy of science with theories of deliberative democracy with the intention of developing ways of grounding value assumptions in ways that are both democratically and scientifically legitimate.
The project is a collaboration between the Department of Philosophy at Lund University and the Mercator Research Institute for Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in Berlin.
We are RIVET, a research group focused on understanding the complex world of climate economics. Our work is made possible through the support of FORMAS, the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development.
Research Assistant at Lund University
P1: Systematic philosophical analysis & discussion of normative assumptions in economic models
P2: Development of deliberative learning approach to normative dimensions in economic models
P3: Engagement process with modelers, stakeholders (including assessment people) and decision-makers
Funding Period: 01.08.2020 to 01.02.2026