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Peter Johan Schei

Peter Johan ScheiPosition at FNI: Associate Researcher

Academic background
Cand. real. zoology, University of Oslo 1971 (between Master of Science and PhD), with zoology, botany, mathematics, chemistry and biochemistry.

Professional experience

Employment
   Director, Fridtjof Nansen Institute (2004-February 2012).
   International Negotiation Director, Norwegian Directorate of Nature Management / Norwegian Ministry of the Environment (1995-2004).
   Deputy Director (1985-1989) and Director General (1989-1995), Norwegian Directorate of Nature Management.
   Various positions (including Head of Division), Norwegian Ministry of the Environment (1973-1985).
   Various research and teaching positions, University of Oslo (1966-1971).

Other selected professional experience
   Chair of Biodiversity in WEHAB (Water Energy Health Agriculture and Biodiversity), development for UN's Secretary General for WSSD (World Summit on Sustainable Development), (2002).
   Chair of SBSTTA (Subsidiary Body for Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice under CBD) (1996-1997) and member of Bureau for SBSTTA (1994-1999).
   Chair of UNEP-Panel (The scientific and technical bases for implementation of CBD) (1992-1993).
   Head of Norwegian delegations to various conventions, including CITES, the Bern Convention, CBD, Ramsar and 'Biosafety'- protocol negotiations (1979-2004).
   Initiator of and chairman for the Trondheim Conferences on Biodiversity, 1993, 1996, 1999 and 2003.
   Series editor for CABI Publishing's Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organisms Series (from 2004) (see Vol 1  Vol 2  Vol 3  Vol 4).
   Chair of International Council, Birdlife International (from 2004).

Main research interests
   Sustainable development.
   Nature conservation and biodiversity issues at local, national and international levels.
   Strategic planning and EIA-work.
   Mainstreaming of biodiversity into economic sectors.
   CRS-work with private sectors.
   Development and implementation of multilateral environmental agreements.
   Planning and implementation of protected areas, threatened species, sustainable use issues and issues related to invasive alien species.
   National and international management of environmental polar issues.


Major publications

Rosendal, G. Kristin and Peter Johan Schei, 'How May REDD+ Affect the Practical, Legal and Institutional Framework for 'Payment for Ecosystem Services' in Costa Rica?' Ecosystem Services, Available online 20.05.2014, DOI 10.1016/j.ecoser.2014.04.009.

Tvedt, Morten Walløe and Peter Johan Schei, 'The Term 'Genetic Resources': Flexible and Dynamic while Providing Legal Certainty?'. In Oberthür, S. and G.K. Rosendal (eds), Global Governance of Genetic Resources: Access and Benefit Sharing after the Nagoya Protocol. London/New York, Routledge, 2014, pp. 18-32.

Rosendal, Kristin and Peter Johan Schei, 'Convention on Biological Diversity: From National Conservation to Global Responsibility'. In Steinar Andresen, Elin Lerum Boasson and Geir Hønneland (eds), International Environmental Agreements: An Introduction. London/New York, Routledge, 2012, pp. 119-133.

Vidas, Davor and Peter Johan Schei (eds), The World Ocean in Globalisation. Leiden/Boston, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers/Brill, 2011, 580 p.

Vidas, Davor and Peter Johan Schei, 'The World Ocean in Globalisation: Challenges and Responses for the Antropocene Epoch'. In Davor Vidas and Peter Johan Schei (eds), The World Ocean in Globalisation. Leiden/Boston, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers/Brill, 2011, pp. 3-15.

Tvedt, Morten Walløe and Peter Johan Schei (with chapter 6 by Marbank), Den rettslige situasjonen for MARBANK og andre marine biobanker i Norge ('The Legal Status for MARBANK and Other Marine Biobanks in Norway'). FNI Report 6/2009. Lysaker, FNI, 2009, 50 p.

Rosendal, Kristin, Peter Johan Schei, Per Ove Eikeland and Lars Gulbrandsen, International Payment for Forest Conservation. Special Case: Compensation for Leaving the oil in the Ground in Yasuní National Park, Ecuador. FNI Report 2/2008. Lysaker, FNI, 2008, 42 p.

Schei, Peter Johan, Chairman’s Report. The Trondheim/UN Conference on Ecosystems and People - Biodiversity for Development - The Road to 2010 and Beyond. Trondheim, Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management, 2007, 40 p.

Fosse, Leif John and Peter Johan Schei (eds), Can Community Conservation Bring International Goals Down to Earth? Chairman’s Report from a Workshop on the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. TemaNord Report 543. Copenhagen, Nordic Council of Ministers, 2007, 55 p.

Stokke, Olav Schram, Geir Hønneland and Peter Johan Schei, 'Pollution and Conservation'. In Stokke, Olav Schram and Geir Hønneland (eds), International Cooperation and Arctic Governance: Regime Effectiveness and Northern Region Building. London, Routledge, 2007, pp. 78-111.

Schei, Peter Johan and R. Douglas Brubaker, 'Suggestions for a Conceptual Design of an Okhotsk Sea Environmental Regime – Comparison with the Barents Sea'. In Kitagawa, Hiromitsu (ed), New Era in Far East Russia & Asia. Tokyo, Ocean Policy Research Foundation (Ship & Ocean Foundation), 2006, pp. 259-276.

Schei, Peter Johan and R. Douglas Brubaker, 'Developments in Environmental Protection – the Barents Sea and European Union Waters'. In Kitagawa, Hiromitsu (ed), New Era in Far East Russia & Asia. Tokyo, Ocean Policy Research Foundation (Ship & Ocean Foundation), 2006, pp. 243-258.

Schei, Peter Johan and Arild Moe, 'Le Grand Nord - Défis et Potentiels' ('The High North – Challenges and Potentials'). Nordiques, No 9, 2006, pp. 21-40. In French.

Mooney, Harold A., Richard N. Mack, Jeffrey A. McNeely, Laurie E. Neville, Peter Johan Schei and Jeffrey K. Waage (eds), Invasive Alien Species: A New Synthesis. Washington D.C., Island Press, 2005, 368 p.

McNeely, Jeffrey A., Harold A. Mooney, Laurie E. Neville, Peter Johan Schei and Jeffrey K. Waage, 'A Global Strategy on Invasive Alien Species : Synthesis and Ten Strategic Elements'. In Mooney, Harold A., Richard N. Mack, Jeffrey A. McNeely, Laurie E. Neville, Peter Johan Schei and Jeffrey K. Waage (eds), Invasive Alien Species: A New Synthesis. 2005, pp. 332-345.

XIE Yan, WANG Sung and Peter Schei (eds), China`s Protected Areas. Beijing, Tsinghua University Press, 2004, 604 p.

Sandlund, Odd Terje, Peter Johan Schei and Åslaug Viken (eds), Invasive Species and Biodiversity Management. London, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001, 448 p.

Schei, Peter Johan, Odd Terje Sandlund and Rita Strand (eds), The Ecosystem Approach for Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity. Chairman's summary (policymakers guide) and proceedings, the Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity, 1999.

Schei, Peter Johan and Odd Terje Sandlund (eds), The scientific basis for the Convention on Biodiversity. Chairman's summary (policymakers guide) and proceedings, the Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity, 1993.

Environment and Development, White paper to the Norwegian Parliament, no 46, 1988-1989 (Secretary General for Secretariat).

Lindberg, P., P.J. Schei and M. Wikman, 'The Peregrine Falcon in Fennoscandia'. In Cade, T. J., J.H. Enderson, C.G. Thelander and C.M. White (eds), Peregrine Falcon Populations: Their Management and Recovery. Boise, Idaho, The Peregrine Fund, 1988, pp. 159-172.

Recent commentary articles

Schei, Peter Johan and Erik Steineger, 'Røde tall i regnskapet' ('Nature's Accounts Going Red'), Dagbladet, 19 December 2008. In Norwegian.

Loreau, Michel, Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, M. T. K. Arroyo, D. Babin, R. Barbault, M. Donoghue, M. Gadgil, C. Häuser, C. Heip, A. Larigauderie, K. Ma, G. Mace, H. A. Mooney, C. Perrings, P. Raven, J. Sarukhan, P. Schei, R. J. Scholes and R. T. Watson, 'Diversity without representation'. Nature, Vol 442, 20 July 2006, pp. 245-246.
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Contact details
   (+47) 67111900
   pjs (+@fni.no)


 Related focal points of research

   Biodiversity and genetic resources
   Global environmental governance and law
   Chinese energy and environmental politics


 Important ongoing projects

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

Payments for Ecosystem Services in Latin America : Evaluation of PES Cost-Effectiveness in Landscape and Policy Mosaic.


 Important past projects

Sichuan Province Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Biodiverity Management (2009-2012)

Transparency in Armenian Environmental Governance (2009-2010)

Improvement of Biodiversity Management in Dongting Lake, China (2005-2007)


 Recent relevant FNI News

Leiv Lunde ny direktør ved Fridtjof Nansens Institutt (06.02.2012)

FNI Norway's Most Productive Social Science Research Institute in 2010 (19.01.2012)

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

Schei oppnevnt til nasjonalt utvalg om økosystemtjenester (30.11.2011)

New Major FNI Book on the World Ocean in Globalisation (29.08.2011)

Leiv Lunde Appointed New Director of the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (04.07.2011)



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