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KLIMAFORSK Announcement Means Strong Boost to FNI Climate
(11.03.2014) Last week's round of allocations from
the Research Council of Norway's new KLIMAFORSK programme signifies a
considerable further strengthening of FNI climate research. Three out of the 23
projects to be funded are coordinated by FNI.
This first round of
climate change research allocations from the Research Council of Norway (RCN)'s
new KLIMAFORSK programme was the largest ever, with a total of NOK 170 million
to the RCN announcement, 133 applications were received in response to the
call, with 23 projects eventually being selected for funding, three of them
coordinated by FNI.
KLIMAFORSK has a ten-year horizon with the focus of
this first round being on social aspects/consequences of climate change.
Commenting on the importance of the KLIMAFORSK call, RCN Director General Arvid
Hallén said "This is research of great societal significance, and this
is the largest award ever of RCN funds for research on climate transformation.
We have large expectations that these new projects will strengthen our
knowledge base in these fields, and give important contributions to climate
These are the three projects FNI received funding for, all
scheduled to last 3-4 years:
govern climate mitigation in China and Russia (CAPGOV), led by Senior
Research Fellow Anna Korppoo.
Climate Change and Sea-level Rise in the Anthropocene:
Challenges for International Law in the 21st Century, coordinated by FNI
Research Professor Davor Vidas.
Designing effective emissions trading: The contribution
of international diffusion (DESIGNED), with Research Professor Jørgen Wettestad as project leader.
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