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China Seeks FNI Advice on Energy Governance in the Arctic and in Developing Countries

Leiv Lunde(14.01.2013) FNI Director Leiv Lunde has returned from China where he spoke to groups of petroleum industry professionals on two important issues facing Chinese petroleum companies today: How to operate in challenging, domestic environments in developing countries? And what are the challenges to petroleum activities in the Arctic?

On 10 January, Lunde spoke at a workshop for Chinese oil companies on governance and compliance challenges for Chinese companies in demanding developing country markets. The workshop was hosted by Beijing New Century Academy on Transnational Corporations (reporting to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce), and organized in cooperation with FNI and DNV. Lunde's presentation was entitled 'Governance challenges to Chinese oil companies: From global geopolitics to local content and stakeholder consultation'.

On 11 January, Lunde held a keynote speech on 'Arctic energy: environmental and geopolitical challenges' at the Beijing Energy Club. More than 40 representatives of Chinese government institutions, petroleum companies and research bodies were present'

Leiv Lunde at the Beijing Energy Club

Leiv Lunde at the Beijing Energy Club

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