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Irja Vormedal

Irja VormedalPosition: Senior Research Fellow

Academic background
   Ph.D. Political Science, UiO. Dissertation: States and Markets in Global Environmental Governance: Dynamics and Change in the Regulation of Global Warming (2011).
   Msc Environmental Policy, Planning and Regulation, London School of Economics (LSE) (2006).
   Bsc International Relations, LSE (2004).

Professional experience
   Research Fellow, Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) (2007-2011).
   Visiting Research Scholar, The MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change (2009).
   Researcher, Program for Research and Documentation for a Sustainable Society (ProSus), Uio (2005-2007).

Main research interests
International environmental politics, global governance, business strategies and environmental regulation, corporate responsibility, development policy.


Major publications

Vormedal, Irja, 'States and Markets in Global Environmental Governance: the Role of Tipping Points in International Regime Formation'. European Journal of International Relations, Vol 18, No 2, 2012.

Vormedal, Irja, 'From Foe to Friend? Business, The Tipping Point and US Climate Politics'. Business and Politics, Issue 3, 2011.

Vormedal, Irja and Audun Ruud, 'Sustainability Reporting in Norway - An Assessment of Performance in the Context of Legal Demands and Socio-Political Drivers'. Business Strategy and the Environment, Vol 18, 2009, pp 207-222.

Vormedal, Irja, 'The Influence of Business and Industry NGOs in the Negotiation of the Kyoto Mechanisms: The Case of Carbon Capture and Storage in the CDM'. Global Environmental Politics, Vol 8, No 4), 2008.
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 Contact details
    (+47) 67111944
   irv (+@fni.no)


 Related focal points of research

   Global environmental governance and law


 Important ongoing projects

Policy Coherence for Development in Norway



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