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Iselin Stensdal

Iselin StensdalPosition at FNI: Research Fellow

Academic background
   Master in Chinese Studies, University of Oslo (2010)
   Chinese Language Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai (2009)
   Bachelor in Asian Studies, (political science), University of Oslo (2007)

Main research interests
   Chinese environmental and climate policy.
   Social and political consequences of pollution/environmental degradation in China.
   Chinese energy security policy.
   Asian interest in the Arctic.
   General Chinese politics.


Recent publications

Stensdal, Iselin, 'Kan Kinas «krig mot forurensning» lykkes?' ('Can China's 'war on pollution' succeed?'), Energi og Klima, 14.03.2014. In Norwegian.

Stensdal, Iselin, 'Chinese Climate-Change Policy, 1988-2013: Moving On Up'. Asian Perspective, Vol 38, No 1, 2014, pp. 111-135.

Stensdal, Iselin, 'Kinas to ansikter' ('China's Two Faces'), Dagens Næringsliv, 25.11.2013. In Norwegian.

Lunde, Leiv and Iselin Stensdal, 'Norsk ressurs- og miljøpolitikk mot 2030: Landing i Kina eller på månen?' ('Norwegian Resource and Environmental Policies Towards 2030: Landing in China or on the Moon?'). In Odd Mølster og Åsmund Weltzien (eds), Norge og det nye verdenskartet. Oslo, Cappelen Damm, 2013, pp. 80-105. In Norwegian.

Stensdal, Iselin, Asian Arctic Research 2005-2012: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. FNI Report 3/2013. Lysaker, FNI, 2013, 39 p.

Stensdal, Iselin, 'Stø kurs i Kina' ('Steady Course in China'), Klima, No 3, 27.05.2013. In Norwegian.

Bang, Guri, Iselin Stensdal and Solveig Aamodt, 'Gigantene avgjør i Doha' ('The Giants Decide in Doha'), Dagens Næringsliv, 04.12.2012. In Norwegian.

Stensdal, Iselin, China’s Climate-Change Policy 1988-2011: From Zero to Hero? FNI Report 9/2012. Lysaker, FNI, 2012, 25 p.

Stensdal, Iselin, China’s Carbon-Intensity Target: Climate Actors and Policy Developments. FNI Report 3/2012. Lysaker, FNI, 2012, 34 p.

Underdal, Arild, Iselin Stensdal, Jon Birger Skjærseth and Guri Bang, 'Nøkkelaktører låser klimaforhandlingene' ('Key Actors Lock the Climate Negotiations'), Dagsavisen, 13.12.2011. In Norwegian.

Stensdal, Iselin, 'Viktige røster i salen: Kina: I økonomisk vekst', Klima, 25.11.2011.

Deal Or No Deal - en studie av kinesiske klimaaktører og Kina under klimaforhandlingene i København, desember 2009 ('Deal or No Deal - A Study of Chinese Climate Players and China During the Climate Negotiations in Copenhagen, December 2009'), Master thesis, University of Oslo, 2010.

 Contact details
    (+47) 67111936
   iss (+@fni.no)


 Related focal points of research

   Chinese energy and environmental politics


 Important ongoing projects

The AsiArctic Programme

Conditions for Change in International Climate Policy: The Role of China, the EU and the US

China's Global Energy Investments

Strategic Challenges in International Climate and Energy Policy (CICEP)


Recent relevant FNI News:

The China-Nordic Arctic Research Center (CNARC) Officially Launched (09.01.2014)


Recent media coverage:

'Karriereintervju' ('Carrier Interview'), Faculty of Humanities News, 24.10.2013. In Norwegian.



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