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Coolcrowd aims to explore the potential of a new crowdfunding scheme for climate-friendly agricultural projects in Norway to offset carbon emissions from the transportation sector.

In order to do so the following objectives and work packages have been defined:

1. To review existing crowdfunding approaches and analyse how these might be applied in a Norwegian context.
2. To explore legal and socio-cultural issues that may facilitate or inhibit the application of a crowdfunding approach to Norway.
3. To develop alternative business models for a locally crowdfunded climate program.
4. To explore the acceptability of the crowdfunding approach for Norwegian farmers and investigate optimal design from the perspective of the farm.
5. To establish the likely response of the general public to the concept of locally crowdfunded climate measures and identify optimal measures.
6. To develop and recommend measures for the implementation of a crowdfunded approach in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

Partners are Centre for Rural Research, Trondheim (project leader), University of Oslo (UiO), Bergen University College (HiB), Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), NORSØK, and BI Norwegian Business School, Centre for Green Growth (BI/CGG), University of Western Australia School of Agricultural and Resource Economics (UWA), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

Time Frame project:

January 2017 - January 2020



Project participant

ITEM BoukjeHuijben 3342  
Dr. Ir. J.C.C.M. (Boukje) Huijben


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