My name is Lisbeth Iversen. I am married and have 4 children and 4 grandchildren. We have been living abroad in Belgium, New Delhi in India and Dallas,Texas. Climate change, democracy, human rights, equity, and co-creation for change are just a few of the areas I have taken interest in. I started out with studies in interior design, and further studies to get a Cand.Mag degree in the fields of history of art and architecture, architectural and building conservation, ethnology, cultural heritage and dissemination (UiB). Then I took a Master in regions and regionalization processes at the UiB (MA), and a Master of Management, (MM) at BI, Oslo in the fields of strategic leadership, economy and leadership, and consulting, with my final MM thesis with the subject; International politics in the field of climate and environment, and challenges with implementation at local level. Then I took a Partial Master of Management at Lillehammer University College with the subject Norwegian Municipal Sector and the EU/EØS.

Former work experience: In 2003 I was elected into politics as a Commissioner in Bergen (2003-2013). The first 8 years I was the commissioner of urban development, climate and environment. Before that I ran my own company as an interior designer and architect.

My current work: I hold an adjunct position at NERSC, in Bergen with expertise on the Socio-Economic / community approach within climate research. I contributed in the HIARC-project and I am now a contributor in the INTAROS project( H2020), co-leading INTAROS WP4: Community-based monitoring, where I am responsible for the ongoing case study in Longyerbyen, Svalbard. I am also part of the UAK project, Useful Arctic Knowledge – Partnership for Research and Education funded by the INTPART program. I addition I participate with UIB, in the CoCliServ Project. Citizens Science.

In 2013 I was engaged to lead the building up of a network called “With a Heart For Arendal”, and was appointed as its leader from the 1 January 2017; working through local mobilization and participation to develop a sustainable welfare and development model. I also have been the leader of the national pilot project Sparkling Spaces in Arendal (Levende Lokaler-Arendal). In September 2017 I started my Public Sector PhD-project in collaboration with Oslo School of Architecture & Design (AHO) as the graduating institution, NIBR/OsloMet co-supervising, and Arendal municipality. 

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A sample of my publications includes: intaros-blog-posts-iversen-arendalsweek-wp4-v2-1DOWNLOADreport-aeco-workshop-longyearbyen-march-7-8-2019-v4-2DOWNLOAD

Danielsen, Finn, Maryann Fidel, Noor Johnson, Michael K. Poulsen, Hajo Eicken, Ania Alba, Simone G. Hansen, Lisbeth Iversen, Martin Enghoff, Olivia Lee, Peter L. Pulsifer and Peter Thorne. With contributions from Nette Levermann, Rodion Sulyandziga, Katie Spellman and Nikita Vronski. (2016). “Community based monitoring programmes in the Arctic: Capabilities, good practice and challenges.”

Fidel, Maryann, Noor Johnson, Finn Danielsen, Hajo Eicken, Lisbeth Iversen, Olivia Lee, Colleen Strawhacker. (2017). “INTAROS Community-Based Monitoring Experience Exchange Workshop Report.”

Johnson, Noor, Maryann Fidel, Finn Danielsen, Lisbeth Iversen, Michael Køie Poulsen, Donna Hauser, Peter Pulsifer. (2018). “INTAROS Community-Based Monitoring Experience Exchange Workshop.”

Poulsen, Michael K., Finn Danielsen, Heather Ashthorn, Maryann Fidel, Lisa Sheffield Guy, Olivia Lee, Christa Mulder, Edda Mutter, Katie Spellman, Noor Johnson, and Peter L. Pulsifer. With contributions from Hajo Eicken, Martin Enghoff, and Lisbeth Iversen (2016). “Library with tools for cross-fertilizing knowledge.”

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