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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

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.
Kabir Sanjay Bavikatte  and Morten Walløe Tvedt: Beyond the Thumbrule Kabir Sanjay Bavikatte and Morten Walløe Tvedt
Beyond the Thumbrule Approach: Regulatory Innovation for Bioprospecting in India
Law Environment and Development Journal, Vol 11, No 1, 2015, pp 1-24.
 J. Zalasiewicz, C.N. Waters, M. Williams, A.D. Barnosky, A. Cearreta, P. Crutzen, E. Ellis, M.A. Ellis, I.J. Fairchild, J. Grinevald, P.K. Haff, I. Hajdas, R. Leinfelder, J. McNeill, E.O. Odada, C. Poirier, D. Richter, W. Steffen, C. Summerhayes, J.P. Syvitski, D. Vidas, M. Wagreich, S.L. Wing, A.P. Wolfe, A. Zhisheng, N. Oreskes
When did the Anthropocene begin? A mid-twentieth century boundary level is stratigraphically optimal
Quaternary International, online 12.01.2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.11.045, 8 p.
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

Elenius, Lars, Lassi Heininen, Geir Hønneland and Vladimir Karelin, 'Globalization and Trans-regional Co-operation 1993-2010'. In Lars Elenius, Hallvard Tjelmeland, Maria Lähteenmäki and Alexey Golubev (eds), The Barents Region: A Transnational History of Subarctic Northern Europe. Oslo, Pax, 2015, pp. 417-444.

Tvedt, Morten Walløe, 'Norwegian Experiences with ABS'. In Coolsaet, Brendan, Fulya Batur, Arianna Broggiato, John Pitseys and Tom Dedeurwaerdere (eds), Implementing the Nagoya Protocol. Leiden/Boston, Brill | Nijhoff, 2015, pp. 175-193.

Gulbrandsen, Lars H. and Ole Kristian Fauchald, 'Assessing the New York Declaration on Forests from a trade perspective'. BIORES, Vol 9, No 4, 2015, pp. 4-7.

Fermann, Gunnar and Tor Håkon Inderberg, 'Norway and the 2005 Elektron Affair: Conflict of Competences and Competent Realpolitik'. In T.G. Jakobsen (ed), War: An Introduction to Theories and Research on Collective Violence, 2nd Edition. New York, Nova Science Publishers, 2015, pp. 373-402.

Pisupati, Balakrishna and Christian Prip, Interim Assessment of Revised National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPS), Cambridge/Lysaker, UNEP-WCMC/FNI, 2015, 31 p.


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Latest commentary articles

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.

Jørgensen, Jørgen Holten, 'Svalbard Treaty at 90 years – a success story?', Svalbardposten, 03.05.2015. In Norwegian.

Jørgensen, Jørgen Holten, 'Svalbardtraktaten 90 år - en suksesshistorie?' ('The Svalbard Treaty 90 Years - a Success Story?'), Svalbardposten, 30.04.2015. In Norwegian.


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11.06.2015, 12:30-16:30, Open Seminar, FNI:

Arktisk samarbeid i turbulente tider: Etablerte institusjoners robusthet
(Arctic Cooperation in Turbulent Times: The Robustness of Established Institutions)


 Latest FNI News 

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

'– 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.

'Momentum finally building for EU ETS -researchers', Carbon Pulse, 24.04.205.

'Venter på anerkjennelse' ('Armenians: Awaiting Genocide Recognition'), Dagsavisen, 24.04.2015. In Norwegian.

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 FNI seeks Master's students
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Fridtjof Nansen Fridtjof Nansen and Polhøgda
 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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Website last updated 27 May 2015