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.

  • High values of landscape experiences

    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.

  • Green space in Oslo worth billions!

    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.

  • Workshop on environmental risk in Anshun (Guizhou), China

    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. 

  • China Council takes Environmental Risk project one step further

    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.

  • International best practice for managing environmental risk documented

    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.

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  • Vista Analysis Seminar at University of California, Berkeley

    Oslo, 01.05.2015

    Haakon Vennemo from Vista is presently guest researcher at The University of California, Berkeley. 30th of April, Haakon held a scientific seminar in applied economics and social research with participatns from Vista Analysis and The Norwegian Center at UC Berkeley.  

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  • Steinar Strøm presents report to the Pope

    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.

  • Chinese researcher completes stay at Statistics Norway and Vista Analysis

    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).

  • Liberalisation of trade in environmental goods: renewable energy

    Oslo, 04.12.2014

    Negotiations are currently taking place between 14 nations about a new Environmental Goods Agreement liberalizing trade in environmental goods. Vista Analysis has mapped relevant goods in the HS system and produced a list of goods related to renewable energy, commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment. The report is in Norwegian with a summary in English.

  • Workshop on Environmental Risk in Beijing

    Oslo, 26.11.2014

    Vista Analysis and Chinese Academy of Environmental Planning (CAEP) conducted a workshop on environmental risk management for pilot provinces (Jiangsu, Guizhou) and cities (Tongling, Anshun) in Beijing 18-19 November. A key topic was how to consistently map and rank environmental risks at regional and local levels. The workshop is part of a three-year cooperation supported by the Norwegian embassy in Beijing and the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection. The presentations are available here.

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