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International Studies Association (ISA)(17.04.2013) As usual, FNI was well represented at the annual convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), the world's largest academic conference for social scientists studying international politics.

ISA's 54th annual convention was held in San Francisco 3-6 April 2013. FNI's delegation, consisting of five senior staff members, made the following contributions:

The EU's quest for linked carbon markets: achievements and challenges
Paper by Jørgen Wettestad and Torbjørg Jevnaker
Presented at the panel Diffusion or Decline of Emissions Trading?

Industry and European integration: Institutional feedback trumping national power?
Paper by Elin Lerum Boasson and Jørgen Wettestad
Presented at the panel Trade-offs and Targets: Exploring the climate-industry nexus

EU Emissions Trading in Practice Confronting theories of corporate responses with evidence
Paper by Jon Birger Skjærseth and Per Ove Eikeland

How may REDD+ affect the practical, legal and institutional framework for PES in Costa Rica?
Paper by G. Kristin Rosendal and Peter Johan Schei

Negotiating the Mercury Convention: Leadership and Role of UNEP
Paper by Steinar Andresen, Kristin Rosendal, and Jon Birger Skjærseth
Presented at the panel Pollution control: From local problems to global solutions.

We do not need any more global sustainability conferences
Paper by Steinar Andresen
Presented at the panel Divide and conquer? Wielding influence in global environmental negotiations

Distinguished Scholar Roundtable for Oran Young
Olav Schram Stokke (invited participant)

Panel: Environmental multilateralism in crisis
Steinar Andresen (commentator)

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