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Farmers' Rights Project website

FNI is an independent foundation engaged in research on international environmental, energy and resource management politics.

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

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.

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 Latest other research publications

Jevnaker, Torbjørg, 'Pushing administrative EU integration: the path towards European network codes for electricity'. Journal of European Public Policy, Online 22.01.2015, DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2014.1000363, 21 p.

Zalasiewicz, J., 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.

Eikeland, Per Ove, Implementing the EU 2020 Energy and Climate Package in Germany: Green Champion Struggling to Adapt. FNI Report 9/2014. Lysaker, FNI, 2014, 101 p.

Jevnaker, Torbjørg, Norway’s implementation of the EU climate and energy package: Europeanization or cherry-picking? FNI Report 7/2014. Lysaker, FNI, 2014, 85 p.

Gulbrandsen, Lars H. and Jon Birger Skjærseth, Implementing the EU 2020 Climate and Energy Package in the Netherlands: Mixed Instruments, Mixed Results. FNI Report 10/2014. Lysaker, FNI, 2014, 46 p.

Winge, Tone, 'Linking access and benefit-sharing for crop genetic resources to climate change adaptation', Plant Genetic Resources, Online 15.12.2014. DOI: 10.1017/S1479262114001038, 17 p.

Boasson, Elin Lerum and Jørgen Wettestad, 'Policy invention and entrepreneurship: Bankrolling the burying of carbon in the EU'. Global Environmental Change, Vol 29, 2014, pp. 404-412.

Rosendal, Kristin and Steinar Andresen, 'Realizing Access and Benefit Sharing from Use of Genetic Resources Between Diverging International Regimes: The Scope for Leadership'. International Environmental Agreements, Online 09.12.2014. DOI: 10.1007/s10784-014-9271-4, 2014, 18 p.

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 Latest commentary articles

Stensdal, Iselin, 'Kinas nye revolusjon' ('China's New Revolution'), Dagens Næringsliv, 20.01.2015. In Norwegian.

Rowe. Lars and Jørgen Holten Jørgensen, 'Russlands sannferdige løgner' ('Russia's true lies'), Bergens Tidende, 09.01.2015. In Norwegian.

Jevnaker, Torbjørg, 'Klimatåke, ikke klimamål' ('Climate Fog, not Climate Targets'), Dagens Næringsliv, 08.12.2014. In Norwegian.

Hønneland, Geir, 'Kjøligere samarbeid?' ('Cooler Norwegian-Russian Cooperation'?), Fiskeribladet Fiskaren, 05.12.2014. In Norwegian.

Jevnaker, Torbjørg, Jørgen Wettestad and Tor Håkon Inderberg, 'Klimalov bør utredes grundig – en kjapp høring holder ikke' ('A Climate Law Should Be Carefuly Considered – a Quick Hearing Is Not Enough'), Energi og Klima, 28.11.2014. In Norwegian.

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 Latest FNI News 

Climate Change Adaptation and Development: Changing Paradigms and PracticesClimate Change Adaptation and Development: Changing Paradigms and Practices
 (23.01.2015) Climate change is as much a problem of development as for development, according to a new book on climate change adaptation and development.  More >

Redd+ in IndiaCan REDD+ Both Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Safeguard Biodiversity?: Lessons from India
 (20.11.2014) Internationally, India has supported expanding the scope of REDD+ from climate change to also include wider concerns such as biodiversity. Domestically, the country has not come far in implementing such policies. Furthermore, when it comes to shaping the details of REDD+, India is faced with difficult dilemmas in balancing climate change mitigation with biodiversity.  More >

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 FNI in the media

"Polonizacja" unijnej polityki energetyczno-klimatycznej? ('"Polonization" of EU Energy and Climate Policies?'), Teraz Srodowisko, 13.01.2015. In Polish.

'Gärtner für die Erde gesucht' ('Gardener for the Earth wanted'), Stuttgarter Zeitung, 19.01.2015. In German.

'New Nordic Climate Adaptation Research', Nordic Development Fund News, 08.01.2015.

'Et russisk puslespill: Hvor er Russland på vei etter 15 år med Putin?' ('A Russian jigsaw: Where is Russia heading after !5 years with Putin?'), Nord24, 31.12.2014. In Norwegian.

'– Nordleg sjørute ingen ny Suezkanal' ('– The Northern Sea Route Is No New Suez Canal'), BarentsWatch, 16.12.2014. In Norwegian.

'Gruvekutt rokker ikke ved maktbalansen på Svalbard' ('Mine Cut will not Change Svalbard Power Balance'), E24, 26.11.2014. In Norwegian.

'Kina trånar efter norsk polarolja' ('China Yearns for Norwegian Polar Oil'),, 14.11.2014. In Swedish.

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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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