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.

Our Team

Henrik Thorén
– Principal Investigator of RIVET, Researcher in Theoretical Philosophy at Lund University
Martin Kowarsch
– Head of working group Scientific Assessments, Ethics and Public Policy at MCC
Lukas Beck
– Postdoctoral Researcher at MCC
Dominic. S. Lenzi
– Assistant Professor at University of Twente