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Jon Birger Skjærseth

Jon BirgerPosition at FNI: Research Professor

Academic background
   Full professor competence, 2008
   Dr. Polit., University of Oslo, 1999 (political science)

Professional experience
   Visiting researcher, University of California, Santa Barbara (2006-07).
   Research Director the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (2003-06).
   Programme director - European Policy, at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (2000-03).
   Member of the Board and Council at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (1995-97).
   Part-time employment at the Institute for Applied System Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria (1994-96).
   Scholarship from the Norwegian Research Council (1994-98).
   Senior Executive Officer, Norwegian Ministry of the Environment, Department of Ocean Pollution (1991-92).
   Scholarship, Fridtjof Nansen Institute (1990-91).


Main research interests
International and regional environmental cooperation, national environmental policy and corporate strategies. Main focus on the EU, marine pollution and climate change.


Selected major publications

Books

Skjærseth, Jon Birger and Per Ove Eikeland (eds), Corporate Responses to EU Emissions Trading: Resistance, Innovation or Responsibility? Farnham, Ashgate, 2013, 322 p.

Skjærseth, Jon B. and Per Ove Eikeland (eds), Corporate Responses to EU Emissions Trading. Forthcoming, Ashgate, Spring 2013.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger and Tora Skodvin, Climate Change and the Oil Industry: Common Problems, Varying Strategies. Paperback edition. Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2009, 260 p.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger and Jørgen Wettestad, EU Emissions Trading: Initiation, Decision-making and Implementation. Aldershot, Ashgate, 2008, 216 p.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger (ed.), International Regimes and Norway's Environmental Policy - Crossfire and Coherence. Ashgate, September 2004, 254 p.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger and Tora Skodvin, Climate Change and the Oil Industry: Common Problem, Varying Strategies. Hardback edition. Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2003, 246 p.

Miles, Edward L., Arild Underdal, Steinar Andresen, Jørgen Wettestad, Jon Birger Skjærseth and Elaine M. Carlin, Environmental Regime Effectiveness: Confronting Theory with Evidence. Cambridge (MA), MIT Press, 2001, 491 p.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, North Sea Cooperation. Linking international and Domestic Pollution Control. Manchester University Press, 2000.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, The Making and Implementation of North Sea Pollution Commitments: Institutions, Rationality and Norms. University of Oslo and Akademika, 1999.

Peer reviewed journal articles

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, 'Linking EU Climate and Energy Policies: Policy-making, Implementation and Reform'. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, published online 02.10.2014, 17 p. DOI: 10.1007/s10784-014-9262-5

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, 'EU Emissions Trading: Acievements, Challenges, Solutions'. In Cherry, T.L., J. Hovi and D.M. McEvoy (eds), Toward a New Climate Agreement: Conflict, Resolution and Governance. London, Routledge, 2014, pp. 254-264.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, Guri Bang and Miranda Schreurs, 'Explaining Growing Climate Policy Differences Between the European Union and the United States'. Global Environmental Politics, Vol 13, No 4, 2013, pp. 61-79.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, 'Governance by EU Emissions Trading: Resistance or Innovation in the Oil Industry?'. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, Vol 13, No 1, 2013, pp. 31-48.

Andresen, Steinar, G. Kristin Rosendal and Jon Birger Skjærseth, 'Why Negotiate a Legally Binding Mercury Convention?'. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, published online 27.11.2012. 16 p.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, 'EU Emissions Trading: Legitimacy and Stringency'. Environmental Policy and Governance, Vol 20, No 5, 2010, pp. 295-308.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger and Jørgen Wettestad, 'Fixing the EU Emissions Trading System? Understanding the Post-2012 Changes'. Global Environmental Politics, Vol 10, No 4, 2010, pp. 101-123.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger and Jørgen Wettestad, 'Making the EU Emissions Trading System: The European Commission as an Entrepreneurial Epistemic Leader'. Global Environmental Change, Vol 20, No 2, 2010, pp. 314-321.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, 'Exploring the Consequences of Soft Law and Hard Law: Implementing International Nutrient Commitments in Norwegian Agriculture'. International Environmental Agreements, Vol 10, No 1, 2010, pp. 1-14.

Flåm, Karoline Hægstad and Jon Birger Skjærseth, 'Does Adequate Financing Exist for Adaptation in Developing Countries?'. Climate Policy, Vol 9, No. 1, 2009, pp. 109-114.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger and Jørgen Wettestad, 'A Framework for Assessing the Sustainability Impact of CSR'. In Barth, Regine and Franziska Wolff (eds), Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe: Rhetoric and Realities. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2009, pp. 26-38.

Skjærseth, Jon B. and Jørgen Wettestad, 'The Origin, Evolution and Consequences of the EU Emissions Trading System'. Global Environmental Politics, Vol 9, No 2, 2009, pp. 101-123.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger and Jørgen Wettestad, 'Implementing EU Emissions Trading: Success or Failure?'. International Environmental Agreements, Vol 8, No 3, 2008, pp. 275-290.

Sæverud, Ingvild A. and Jon Birger Skjærseth, 'Oil Companies and Climate Change: Inconsistencies between Strategy Formulation and Implementation?'. Global Environmental Politics, Vol 7, No 3, 2007, pp. 42-63.

Skjærseth, Jon B. and Jørgen Wettestad, 'Is EU Enlargement Bad for Environmental Policy? Confronting Gloomy Expectations with Evidence'. International Environmental Agreements, Vol 7, No 3, 2007, pp. 263-280.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, Olav Schram Stokke and Jørgen Wettestad, 'Soft Law, Hard Law, and Effective Implementation of International Environmental Norms'. Global Environmental Politics, Vol 6, No 3, 2006, pp. 104-120.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger and Atle Christer Christiansen, 'Environmental Policy Instruments and Technological Change in the Energy Sector: Findings from Comparative Empirical Research'. Energy & Environment, Vol 17 No 2, 2006, pp. 223-241.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, 'Protecting the North-East Atlantic: Enhancing Synergies by Institutional Interplay'. Marine Policy, Vol 30, No 2, 2006, pp. 157-166.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger and Atle Christer Christiansen, 'Climate Change Policies in Norway and the Netherlands: Different Instruments, Similar Outcome'. Energy & Environment, Vol 16, No 1, 2005, pp. 1-25.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger and Jørgen Wettestad, 'Understanding the effectiveness of EU Environmental Policy: How Can Regime Analysis Contribute?'. Environmental Politics, Vol 11, No 3, 2002, pp. 99-121.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger and Tora Skodvin, 'Climate Change and the Oil Industry: Common Problems, Different Strategies'. Global Environmental Politics, Vol 1, No 4, 2001, pp. 43-64.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, 'The Fruitfulness of Various Models in the Study of International Environmental Politics'. Cooperation and Conflict, Vol 30, No 2, 1995, pp. 155-178.

Recent commentary articles

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, 'Polen bremser' ('Poland Curbs EU Climate Ambitions), Dagens Næringsliv, 23.06.2014. In Norwegian.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger and Per Ove Eikeland, 'EUs kvotesystem – verdt å redde?' ('EU ETS – Worth Rescuring?'), Dagens Næringsliv, 04.01.2014. In Norwegian.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, 'Carbon Trading', International Innovation, 01.12.2012, pp. 80-81.

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.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger and Jørgen Wettestad, 'Styrking av EUs kvotehandelssytem' ('Strengthening of the EU Emissions Trading System'), Klima, No 3, 20 May 2009. In Norwegian.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger og Jørgen Wettestad, 'Mer makt til Brussel i klimapolitikken' ('More Power to Brussels in Climate Politics'), Klima, No 3, June 2008. In Norwegian.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, 'Schwarzenegger mot Bush' ('Climate: Schwarzenegger vs. Bush'), Dagbladet, 25 June 2007. In Norwegian.
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Contact details
   (+47) 67111933
   jon.b.skjaerseth (+@fni.no)


 Related focal points of research

   European energy and environmental politics
   Climate change
   Global governance and sustainable development
   Law of the Sea and marine affairs


 Important ongoing projects

The EU Energy and Climate Package: Causes, Content and Consequences (ECPack)

Europeanization of Energy-Technological Innovation Systems: Drivers, Consequences and Strategic Challenges for Norway (ETIS)

Strategic Challenges in International Climate and Energy Policy (CICEP)

Designing Knowledge-Based Management Systems for Environmental Governance in Norway.


 Important past projects

Reforming the EU Emissions Trading System: Causes and Consequences (2009-2013)

Conditions for Change in International Climate Policy: The Role of China, the EU and the US (2009-2013)

Toxics Diplomacy: Norway in International Cooperation Concerning Hazardous Substances and Trade (2010-2013)

The EU Emissions Trading Scheme: Key Conditions and Prospects for Effectiveness

EU Enlargement – Challenges to the Effectiveness of Environmental Policy

Integration of the European Energy Sectors – Investment Strategies of Major Oil and Gas Companies

Pathways to Sustainability: Policy Instruments and Technological Change

Institutional Interaction between the EU and International Environmental Agreements


 Recent relevant FNI News

Corporate Responses to EU Emissions Trading (08.07.2013)

FNI at ISA (17.04.2013)

FNI Researchers Publish Comprehensive Analysis of International Environmental Agreements (05.12.2011)


 Recent media coverage

'Usikker skjebne for EUs 2030-forslag' ('Uncertain Outcome for EU's 2030 Proposal'), Energi og Klima, 19.02.2014. In Norwegian.

'EU i klimaskvis' ('EU's Climate Squeeze'), Ukeavisen Ledelse, 14.02.2014. In Norwegian.

'Taket senkes raskere', ('EU ETS: The Ceiling is Lowered More Quickly'), Morgenbladet, 24.01.2014. In Norwegian.

'EUs kvotemarked og bedriftene: Mer innovasjon, økt klimabevissthet' ('Corporate Responses to the EU ETS: More Innovation, Increased Climate Awareness'), Energi og Klima, 18.12.2013. In Norwegian.

'Building a Global Carbon Market', International Innovation, 01.12.2012.



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