Vista Analysis is a social science consultancy with its main emphasis on economic research, policy analysis and advice, and evaluations. We carry out projects to the highest professional standards, with independence and integrity. Our key thematic areas include climate change, energy, transport, urban planning and welfare issues.
Our employees have high academic credentials and broad experience within consulting. When needed we utilise an extensive network of companies and resource persons nationally and internationally. The company is fully employee-owned.
- Oslo, 05.04.2016
Vista is currently contributing to the Sino-Norwegian project on “Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Values into Policy-making in China”. The project is managed by the Norwegian Environmental Agency in cooperation with the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences. Henrik Lindhjem recently presented a report on Norwegian and European experiences at a workshop in Beijing 31. March 2016. The project aims both to estimate the value of biodiversity and ecosystem services in a number of counties in China and find ways to incentivise local governments to strengthen environmental management. GDP is now being supplemented with environmental indicators in China to assess the performance of local governments.
- Oslo, 12.02.2016
China Council for International Cooperation on Environmental and Development (CCICED) is a high level advisory body in the field of environment and development that reports to the Chinese government. A special study group in CCICED recently completed a report on managing environmental risk in China. Haakon Vennemo of Vista Analysis was a member of the study group.
The report can be downloaded here.
- Oslo, 23.10.2015
Vista, in cooperation with Aarhus University, has an ongoing project for the Nordic Council of Ministers on the values of landscape experiences as a cultural ecosystem service. Given the large landscape changes the Nordic countries are undergoing, for example due to energy infrastructure, there is a need to find ways to include people’s preferences and the value of landscape impacts in policy assessments and decision-making processes. The report from the first phase documents that such values are high, but often ignored. Currently, the project continues in a second phase investigating how to include them in practical case studies.
- Oslo, 01.07.2015
Many interesting things can be said about Oslo, the capital of Norway: It was founded one thousand years ago by Vikings, it is a relatively small and cosy city of about 650 000 inhabitants – but with the buzz of a bigger city due to its position as Norway’s biggest city and capital, it is allegedly the fastest growing metropolitan area in Europe these days, and it has green spaces within the city limits worth billions of Euros. Read the full blog about Oslo's natural capital here.
- Oslo, 27.05.2015
On 20-21 May, Chinese Academy of Environmental Planing and Vista Analysis conducted a workshop on environmental risk in Anshun, Guizhou China. The workwshop was part of a three year bilateral coopperation project. Prior to the workshop, environmental institutions of two pilot provinces (Jiangsu, Guizhou) and two pilot cities (Anshun, Tongling), had tested a framework for mapping environmental riks at county and city/prefecture level.
- Oslo, 18.05.2015
China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development is a high-level body that delivers policy advice to the Chinese Premier Minister Li Keqiang. One of the China Council activities in 2015 is a Special Study on eco-environmental risk. On account of their roles as Project Managers in the Vista-CICERO-CAEP project on environmental risk, Haakon Vennemo of Vista and Yu Fang of CAEP has been elected members of the Special Study Team.
- Oslo, 10.05.2015
Pollution of water, soil and air, as well as other problems such as loss of biodiversity, have in common that they increase the risk of harm to humans and the ecology - environmental risk. Vista and CICERO have issued a bilingual (English-Chinese) report that surveys international experiences with the management of environmental risk, aimed for a Chinese audience. The report is part of a bilateral cooperation project between Vista, CICERO and the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection.Read more »
- Oslo, 29.04.2015
Chairman of the Board at Vista Analysis, Steinar Strøm, presented the Vista evaluation on the Norwegian Prostitution law (Report 2014/30) presented the at the Vatican conference Human Trafficking: Issues Beyond Criminalization in April. Strøm also met the Pope in a separate reception, together with economists as Jeffrey Sachs.
- Oslo, 15.04.2015
Dr. Ma Guoxia of the Chinese Academy of Environmental Planning (CAEP) has finalized a research mission in Norway to study economic models including environmental effects. The goal is to use Norwegian experience to better incorporate environmental considerations in environmental planning in China. The research mission is part of a three-year bilateral project on environmental risk reduction between CAEP and Vista Analysis. The photo shows Ma Guoxia (CAEP) with Norwegian colleagues (Statistics Norway).