| FNI NEWS
FNI Key Partner in New National Centre for
Environment-Friendly Energy Research
Strategic Challenges in International
Climate and Energy Policy (CICEP) is the name of one of three new
national social science centres for environment-friendly energy research that
were announced yesterday. FNI is a key partner in the centre, which is to enter
into an 8-year financing agreement with the Research Council of
The centre will be led by CICERO - Center for International
Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo, with FNI and the University of Oslo
as main co-partners, and in close cooperation with users and stakeholders
within government, business and the civil society. Former University of Oslo
Rector Arild Underdal will be director of the centre.
CICEP aims at
identifying and shaping international politics and strategies that may promote
a transition to low-carbon energy systems. The centre will in particular look
at different political alternatives that fulfill basic requirements for
economic efficiency and political feasibility. Furthermore, the Centre is to
improve our understanding of the consequences of different political
alternatives and choices.
FNI will play a broad role in research
conducted at the centre, including the key co-ordinating role for a work
package focusing on European climate, energy and technology policies, and the
opportunities and constraints they create for Norwegian actors.
Council of Norway news release (in Norwegian)
More about the
for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) system
More about FNI research on
European Energy and Environmental Politics
Project web page.
Contact person: Steinar Andresen
|The Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) is an
independent foundation engaged in research on international environmental,
energy, and resource management politics.
The Institute maintains a
multi-disciplinary approach, with main emphasis on political science,
economics, and international law.