| FNI PROJECTS
Toxics Diplomacy: Norway in International Cooperation
Concerning Hazardous Substances and Trade
heavily affected by hazardous substances that originate abroad and are
transported into this country through air, ocean currents and imported consumer
Three work packages will explore change and diversity in
Norways ability to use international institutions to realize its
hazardous-substances goals and interests, paying special attention to
relationships between commitments and instruments that have both environmental
and trade aspects.
The international institutions examined in separate
work packages are based on, respectively, the WTO, the EU REACH process, and a
range of environmental hazardous-substances treaties.
Each work package
proceeds by examining
(1) Norways domestic organization of foreign
hazardous substance policy, including divisions of competence and means for
(2) institutional properties of core international
cooperative efforts relevant to discharges of and trade in hazardous
substances, including the positions of key actors; and
(3) the growing
density and linkages between international cooperative efforts with special
attention to the compatibility of environmentally motivated measures with
international trade commitments.
Olav Schram Stokke
G. Kristin Rosendal and Jon Birger Skjærseth,
'Why Negotiate a Legally Binding Mercury
Convention?'. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and
Economics, published online 27.11.2012. 16 p.
Kristian, Trade Rules and
International Hazardous Substance Regulation: An Inventory Focusing on
Chemicals and Waste. FNI Report 4/2011. Lysaker, FNI, 2011, 34 p.
Research Council of Norway
(Environment 2015 Programme)