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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

Leiv Lunde, Jian Yang and Iselin Stensdal: Asian Countries and the Arctic Future
Leiv Lunde, Jian Yang and Iselin Stensdal (eds)
Asian Countries and the Arctic Future
Singapore, World Scientific Publishing, 2016, 292 p.
 The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics Steinar Andresen and Steven J. Hoffman
Much can be learned about addressing antibiotic resistance from multilateral environmental agreements
The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Vol 43, No S3, pp. 46-54.
Anthropocene Davor Vidas, Ole Kristian Fauchald, Øystein Jensen and Morten Walløe Tvedt
International law for the Anthropocene? Shifting perspectives in regulation of the oceans, environment and genetic resources
Anthropocene, Published online 04.07.2015, 13 p.
Inderberg & Wettestad: Carbon capture and storage in the UK and Germany: easier task, stronger commitment? Tor Håkon Inderberg and Jørgen Wettestad
Carbon capture and storage in the UK and Germany: easier task, stronger commitment?
Environmental Politics, Published online 30.06.2015, 20 p.

 The Antropocene review Zalasiewicz, J., C. Waters, A. Barnosky, A. Cearreta, M. Edgeworth, E. Ellis, A. Galuszka, P. Gibbard, J. Grinevald, I. Hajdas, J. do Sul, C. Jeandel, R. Leinfelder, J. McNeill, C. Poirier, A. Revkin, D. Richter, W. Steffen, C. Summerhayes, J. Syvitski, D. Vidas, M. Wagreich, M. Williams and A. Wolfe
Colonization of the Americas, ‘Little Ice Age’ climate, and bomb-produced carbon: Their role in defining the Anthropocene
The Anthropocene Review, online 29.05.2015. DOI: 10.1177/2053019615587056
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.
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.




Other recent research publications

Stokke, Olav Schram, 'Can Asian Involvement Strengthen Arctic Governance?'. In Leiv Lunde, Yang Jian and Iselin Stensdal (eds), Asian Countries and the Arctic Future. Singapore, World Scientific Publishing, 2016, pp. 51-60.

Moe, Arild, 'International Use of the Northern Sea Route - Trends and Prospects'. In Leiv Lunde, Yang Jian and Iselin Stensdal (eds), Asian Countries and the Arctic Future. Singapore, World Scientific Publishing, 2016, pp. 107-120.

Stensdal, Iselin, 'Arctic Mining: Asian Interests and Opportunities'. In Leiv Lunde, Yang Jian and Iselin Stensdal (eds), Asian Countries and the Arctic Future. Singapore, World Scientific Publishing, 2016, pp. 155-167.

Stensdal, Iselin, 'The Future of the Arctic and the Asian Countries: Concluding Remarks'. In Leiv Lunde, Yang Jian and Iselin Stensdal (eds), Asian Countries and the Arctic Future. Singapore, World Scientific Publishing, 2016, pp. 265-280.

Inderberg, Tor Håkon, 'Changes in Organizational Culture, Changes in Adaptive Capacity?'. In Karen O'Brien and Elin Selboe (eds), The Adaptive Challenge of Climate Change. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2015, pp. 213-229.


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Latest commentary articles

Wettestad, Jørgen and Torbjørg Jevnaker, 'Klimakvoter i medvind' ('Greenhouse gas emission quotas gaining popularity'), Klima, 27.05.2015. In Norwegian.

Zalasiewicz, Jan, Colin N. Waters et al (incl. Davor Vidas), 'Disputed start dates for Anthropocene', Nature, Vol 520, 23.04.2015.

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.


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 Latest FNI News 

Leiv Lunde, Yang Jian and Iselin Stensdal,: Asian countries and the Arctic futureNew book: Asian Countries and the Arctic Future
 (28.08.2015) Over the last few years, Asian governments have taken a stronger approach to the Arctic, culminating with permanent-observer status to the Arctic Council for China, India, Japan, Singapore and South-Korea in 2013. This book brings together the latest research in emerging Asian interests for the Arctic region, and the implications thereof this change has for the future.  More >



Helge Ole BergesenObituary: Helge Ole Bergesen
 (09.07.2015) Helge Ole Bergesen died on 29th of June, from cancer. He worked for the Fridtjof Nansen Institute from 1979 to 2006, except his term as State Secretary from 2001 to 2005. In 2006 he became the first Research Director at the University of Stavanger.  More >



Fridtjof Nansen InstituteFNI Tops Ranking of Norway's Most Productive Research Institutes in 2014
 (08.07.2015) According to statistics published by the Research Council of Norway, researchers at FNI were Norway's most productive in 2014 when it comes to academic publishing, just as they were in 2013.  More >

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 FNI in the media

'SAARC Seed Bank could be a means to ensuring food security: Experts', Republica, 26.08.2015.

'- Hva driver en ustemt politikk for utvikling?' ('- What drives incoherence in development policy?'), Politikkavisen, 21.08.2015. In Norwegian.

'Russland kutter i offentlige stillinger' ('Russia to cut its bureaucracy'), NRK Her og Nå, 18.08.2015.

'Kampen om verdenshavene' ('The fight over the World's oceans'), NRK Ekko, 14.08.2015. In Norwegian.

'Pentagon-rapport: Krever bedre beredskap i Arktis' ('Pentagon Report: Demands better Preparedness in the Arctic'), NRK Finnmark, 14.08.2015. In Norwegian.

'Russland har tatt en bit av Smutthullet uten å si ifra til Norge' ('Russia has taken a piece of the Loophole without telling Norway'), FiskeribladetFiskaren, 12.08.2015. In Norwegian.

'Russland vil ha Nordpolen' ('Russia wants the North Pole'), NRK Dagsnytt 18, 06.08.2015. In Norwegian.

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 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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