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FNI is an independent foundation engaged in research on international environmental, energy and resource management politics and law.

Fridtjof Nansen InstituteWithin this framework the institute's research is mainly grouped around seven focal points:
   Global environmental governance and law
   Climate change
   Law of the Sea and marine affairs
   Biodiversity and genetic resources
   Arctic and Russian politics
   European energy and environment
   Chinese energy and environment

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FNI publications

Latest books and peer-reviewed articles

Inderberg & Wettestad: Carbon capture and storage in the UK and Germany: easier task, stronger commitment? Tor Håkon Inderberg and Jørgen Wettestad
Carbon capture and storage in the UK and Germany: easier task, stronger commitment?
Environmental Politics, Published online 30.06.2015, 20 p.

 The Antropocene review Zalasiewicz, J., C. Waters, A. Barnosky, A. Cearreta, M. Edgeworth, E. Ellis, A. Galuszka, P. Gibbard, J. Grinevald, I. Hajdas, J. do Sul, C. Jeandel, R. Leinfelder, J. McNeill, C. Poirier, A. Revkin, D. Richter, W. Steffen, C. Summerhayes, J. Syvitski, D. Vidas, M. Wagreich, M. Williams and A. Wolfe
Colonization of the Americas, ‘Little Ice Age’ climate, and bomb-produced carbon: Their role in defining the Anthropocene
The Anthropocene Review, online 29.05.2015. DOI: 10.1177/2053019615587056
Morten Walløe Tvedt:Access to Plant Genetic Resources - Legal Questions for Material on its Way into the Multilateral System of the Plant Treaty Morten Walløe Tvedt
Access to Plant Genetic Resources - Legal Questions for Material on its Way into the Multilateral System of the Plant Treaty
Law Environment and Development Journal, Vol 11, No 1, 2015, pp. 1-14
Morten Walløe Tvedt: Changes in the Plant Treaty - How Can Benefit Sharing Happen and the Link to Intellectual Property Rights - Assessing the Mutually Supportiveness Morten Walløe Tvedt
Changes in the Plant Treaty - How Can Benefit Sharing Happen and the Link to Intellectual Property Rights - Assessing the Mutually Supportiveness
Law Environment and Development Journal, Vol 11, No 1, 2015, pp. 3-16

The International Spectator Steinar Andresen
International Climate Negotiations: Top-down, Bottom-up or a combination of both?
The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs, Vol 50, No 1, 2015, pp. 15-30.
 Tor Håkon Inderberg
Advanced metering policy development and influence structures: The case of Norway
Energy Policy, Vol 81, 2015, pp. 98-105.
Svein Vigeland Rottem: A Note on the Arctic Council Svein Vigeland Rottem,
A Note on the Arctic Council Agreements
Ocean Development and International Law, Vol 46, No 1, 2015, pp. 50-59.
Korppoo, Tynkkynen and Hønneland: Russia and the Politics of International Environmental Regimes: Environmental Encounters or Foreign Policy? Anne Korppoo, Nina Tynkkynen and Geir Hønneland
Russia and the Politics of International Environmental Regimes: Environmental Encounters or Foreign Policy?
Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2015, 192 p.
Inderberg et al.; Climate Change Adaptation and Development: Changing Paradigms and Practices Inderberg, Tor Håkon, Siri Eriksen, Karen O'Brien og Linda Sygna (eds)
Climate Change Adaptation and Development: Changing Paradigms and Practices
London, Routledge, 2015, 295 p.
Øystein Jensen: The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf: Law and Legitimacy Øystein Jensen
The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf: Law and Legitimacy
Leiden/Boston, Brill/Nijhoff, 2014, 316 p.




Other recent research publications

Hønneland, Geir and Anne-Kristin Jørgensen, 'Kompromisskulturen i Barentshavet' ('The Compromise Culture in the Barents Sea'). In Tormod Heier & Anders Kjølberg (eds), Norge og Russland: sikkerhetspolitiske utfordringer i nordområdene. Oslo, Universitetsforlaget, 2015, pp. 57-68. In Norwegian.

Tvedt, Morten Walløe, Report from the workshop Stocktaking ABS in the Nordic Countries – with a particular view to business. FNI Report 3/2015. Lysaker, FNI, 2015, 27 p.

Neßhöver, Carsten, Christian Prip and Hedi Wittmer, 'Biodiversity governance: a global perspective from the Convention on Biological Diversity'. In A. Gasparatos and K.J. Willis (eds), Biodiversity in the Green Economy. New York, Routledge, 2015, pp. 289-308.

Rowe, Lars, 'Innledning' ('Introduction'). In Sven Holtsmark (ed), Naboer i frykt og forventning: Norge og Russland 1917-2014 ('Neighbors in Fear and Expectation: Norway and Russia 1917-2014'). Oslo, Pax forlag, 2015, pp. 551-553. In Norwegian.

Rowe, Lars, 'Miljøvernsamarbeidet mellom Norge og Russland' ('The Environmental Cooperation between Norway and Russia'). In Sven Holtsmark (ed), Naboer i frykt og forventning: Norge og Russland 1917-2014 ('Neighbors in Fear and Expectation: Norway and Russia 1917-2014'). Oslo, Pax forlag, 2015, pp. 590-604. In Norwegian.


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Latest commentary articles

Wettestad, Jørgen and Torbjørg Jevnaker, 'Klimakvoter i medvind' ('Greenhouse gas emission quotas gaining popularity'), Klima, 27.05.2015. In Norwegian.

Zalasiewicz, Jan, Colin N. Waters et al (incl. Davor Vidas), 'Disputed start dates for Anthropocene', Nature, Vol 520, 23.04.2015.

Jørgensen, Jørgen Holten, 'Petroleum may awaken new requirements', Svalbardposten, 14.05.2015.

Wettestad, Jørgen and Torbjørg jevnaker, 'Mot kvassere klimakvoter i EU' ('Towards stricter emission quotas in the EU'), Energi og Klima, 13.05.2015. In Norwegian.

Jørgensen, Jørgen Holten, 'Petroleum kan vekke nye krav' ('Petroleum may lead to new claims'), Svalbardposten, 08.05.2015. In Norwegian.


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Development beyond aidNew Report Finds Norway Lacking in Policy Coherence for Development
 (22.04.2015) Norwegian development policies need to be more coherent, with the Prime Minister's Office assuming greater coordinating responsibilities, recommends a new report by FNI researchers Irja Vormedal and Leiv Lunde.  More >



MoUFNI Signs MoU with TERI and INTASAVE-CARIBSAVE to Promote Joint Research on Climate and Development in India, China and Globally
 17.04.2015) Recognizing the importance of knowledge cooperation to address issues pertaining to climate change and sustainable development, FNI yesterday signed a MoU with India's TERI and the INTASAVE-CARIBSAVE Group.  
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Geir HønnelandGeir Hønneland New FNI Director
 (07.04.2015) Geir Hønneland has today taken over as Director of the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI).  
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 FNI in the media

'Mens Russland står på gangen' ('While Russia is Left Outside'), Friends of the Earth Norway News, 11.06.2015. In Norwegian.

'Forum Highlights Arctic Development', Shanghai Daily, 09.06.2015.

'– Russland brukes som et påskudd for å gå lenger nord' ('– Russia is used as a pretext for going further north'), E24, 26.05.2015. In Norwegian.

'Den er 173 meter lang, kan brøyte seg gjennom tre meter tykk is og skal hjelpe Russland til å erobre Arktis' ('It is 173 m long, can break through ice 3 m thick, and is to help Russia conquer the Arctic'), Nord24, 11.05.2015. In Norwegian.

'Forsker: – Viktigere å protestere mot Russland enn å ta hensyn til lokale forhold i nord' ('Researcher: – More important to protest against Russia than to take into account local conditions in the north'), NRK Finnmark, 10.05.2015. In Norwegian.

'Kollaps i kvotemarkedet' ('Collaps in the Quota Market'), Dagens Næringsliv, 04.05.2015. In Norwegian.

'Setting the New Standard: Transparency Matters', President's Blog, Wildlife Habitat Council, 28.04.2015.

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 FNI is located at Polhøgda, outside Oslo, Norway. Polhøgda was the home of Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), famous Norwegian polar explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanist, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Nansen lived at Polhøgda from its completion in 1901 until his death in 1930. His grave is in the garden in front of the manor.



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