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FNI FOCAL POINTS OF RESEARCH

Global Governance and Sustainable Development

Global environmentalFNI conducts theoretical as well as empirical studies on global governance, focusing on environmental problems and sustainable development.

Empirical studies focus mostly on the UN and its key role in global environmental governance as both an arena and an actor. How does the UN system contribute to the effectiveness of global governance, and can it be enhanced? Particular attention is paid to UN bodies like UNEP, GEF and CSD, and to the role and position of key state actors. Moreover, we focus on global environmental agreements, in particular the climate regime.

Theoretical studies employ regime theory to analyze how conventions and regimes are created, how they develop and what factors they are influenced by. Another important issue is analyzing how they work – what kinds of institutional design make regimes effective?


Selected ongoing projects:
 Conditions for Change in International Climate Policy: The Role of China, the EU and the US.
 Strategic Challenges in International Climate and Energy Policy (CICEP).
 The Access and Benefit Sharing Research Project.
 International Objectives for Adaptation, Access and Benefit Sharing: Effects on the Management of Plant Genetic Resources in India and Nepal.
 International Law for an Anthropocene Epoch? Shifting Perspectives in the Law of the Sea, Environmental Law and Genetic Resources Law.
 Toxics Diplomacy: Norway in International Cooperation Concerning Hazardous Substances and Trade.
 Stimulating Sustainable Innovation in Aquaculture.
 Social Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries.
 Payments for Ecosystem Services in Latin America : Evaluation of PES Cost-Effectiveness in Landscape and Policy Mosaic.
 Policy Shapers II
 Environmental Rights in Armenia.


Selected past projects:
 Farmers' Rights Related to Agrobiodiversity as a Means of Poverty Alleviation: Strategies of Civil Society Organisations (2007-2012).
 Explaining Different Immunization Coverage, a Multi-Disciplinary Approach (GLOBVAC) (2008-2012).
 The Transformation of Global Environmental Governance: Risks and Opportunities (2008-2012).
 International Health as Foreign Policy (2010-2011).
 Norwegian Agriculture and Fisheries Policies Between International Regimes on Trade and the Environment (2007-2011).
 The Role of the UN in Global Environmental Governance: Potential for Increased Effectiveness? (2002-2009).
 Key Actors and the Climate Regime: Lessons and Future Options. (2002-2009).
 Non-State Global Environmental Governance: The Emergence and Effectiveness of Forest and Fisheries Certification Schemes (2005-2009).
 New Principles and Instruments of Environmental Governance and the Influence of Scientific Input (2005-2008).
 Developing Post-2012 Climate Policy Scenarios (2003-2005).
 Implementing the Climate Regime: Conditions for Effectiveness (2002-2003).
 Alternatives to the Kyoto Protocol: Possibilities and Consequences (2001-2003).


Researchers:
Steinar Andresen (Research Professor) – contact person
Ole Kristian Fauchald (Research Professor)
Lars H. Gulbrandsen (Research Professor) – contact person
Balakrishna Pisupati (Senior Research Fellow)
Christian Prip (Senior Policy Analyst)
Kristin Rosendal (Research Professor)
Jon Birger Skjærseth (Research Professor)
Olav Schram Stokke (Research Professor)
Jørgen Wettestad (Research Professor)



Selected FNI publications, Global governance and sustainable development:

> Books
> Articles and reports
> Commentary articles


Books

Kanie, Norichika, Steinar Andresen and Peter M. Haas (eds), Improving Global Environmental Governance: Best Practices for Architecture and Agency. London/New York, Routledge, 2014, 265 p.

Oberthür, Sebastian and G. Kristin Rosendal (eds), Global Governance of Genetic Resources: Access and Benefit Sharing after the Nagoya Protocol. London/New York, Routledge, 2014, 268 p.

Thune, Henrik and Leiv Lunde, Hva Norge kan være i verden ('What Norway Can Be in the World'). Oslo, Cappelen Damm, 2013, 192 p. In Norwegian.

Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge (eds), Realising Farmers' Rights to Crop Genetic Resources: Success Stories and Best Practices. Abingdon (UK), Routledge, 2013, 232 p.

Stokke, Olav Schram, Disaggregating International Regimes: A New Approach to Evaluation and Comparison. Cambridge (USA), MIT Press, 2012, 348 p.

Gulbrandsen, Lars H., Transnational Environmental Governance: The Emergence and Effects of the Certification of Forests and Fisheries. Paperback edition. Cheltenham, UK/Northampton (MA), USA, Edward Elgar, 2012, 213 p.

Andresen, Steinar, Elin Lerum Boasson and Geir Hønneland (eds), International Environmental Agreements: An Introduction. London/New York, Routledge, 2012, 216 p.

Oberthür, Sebastian and Olav Schram Stokke (eds), Managing Institutional Complexity: Regime Interplay and Global Environmental Change. Cambridge (USA), MIT Press, 2011, 353 p.

Vidas, Davor and Peter Johan Schei (eds), The World Ocean in Globalisation. Leiden/Boston, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers/Brill, 2011, 580 p.

Gulbrandsen, Lars H., Transnational Environmental Governance: The Emergence and Effects of the Certification of Forests and Fisheries. Hardback edition. Cheltenham, UK/Northampton (MA), USA, Edward Elgar, 2010, 213 p.

Stokke, Olav Schram, A Disaggregate Approach to International Regime Effectiveness: The Case of Barents Sea Fisheries. Doctoral dissertation, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo. Oslo, Unipub, 2010, 276 p.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger and Tora Skodvin, Climate Change and the Oil Industry: Common Problems, Varying Strategies. Paperback edition. Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2009, 260 p.

Gulbrandsen, Lars H., Non-State Global Environmental Governance: The Emergence and Effectiveness of Forest and Fisheries Certification Schemes. Doctoral dissertation, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo. Oslo, Unipub, 2009, 234 p.

Andresen, Steinar, Elin Lerum Boasson and Geir Hønneland (eds), Internasjonal miljøpolitikk ('International Environmental Politics'). Bergen, Fagbokforlaget, 2008, 210 p. In Norwegian.

Andersen, Regine, Governing Agrobiodiversity: Plant Genetics and Developing Countries. Aldershot, Ashgate, 2008, 420 p.

Andresen, Steinar (guest ed), 'The Role of UN in Global Environmental Governance: Potential for Increased Effectivenss?'. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, Special Issue, Vol 7, No 4, 2007, pp. 317-468.



Articles and reports

Kokorin, Alexey and Anna Korppoo, Russia’s Greenhouse Gas Target 2020: Projections, Trends and Risks. Berlin, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2014, 17 p.

Andresen, Steinar, 'Exclusive Approaches to Climate Governance: More Effective than the UNFCCC?'. In Cherry, T.L., J. Hovi and D.M. McEvoy (eds), Toward a New Climate Agreement: Conflict, Resolution and Governance. London, Routledge, 2014, pp. 167-181.

Fauchald, Ole Kristian, 'Hardening the legal softness of the World Bank through an Inspection Panel?' Scandinavian Studies in Law, Vol 58, 2013, pp. 101-127.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, Guri Bang and Miranda Schreurs, 'Explaining Growing Climate Policy Differences Between the European Union and the United States'. Global Environmental Politics, Vol 13, No 4, 2013, pp. 61-79.

Haas, Peter M., Steinar Andresen and Norichika Kanie, 'Introduction: Actor Configuration and Global Environmental Governance'. In Kanie, N., S. Andresen and P.M. Haas (eds), Improving Global Environmental Governance: Best Practices for Architecture and Agency. London/New York, Routledge, 2014, pp. 1-31.

Stokke, Olav Schram, 'Actor Configurations and Compliance Tasks in International Environmental Governance'. In Kanie, N., S. Andresen and P.M. Haas (eds), Improving Global Environmental Governance: Best Practices for Architecture and Agency. London/New York, Routledge, 2014, pp. 83-107.

Andresen, Steinar, Norichika Kanie and Peter M. Haas, 'Actor Configurations in the Climate Regime: The States Call the Shots'. In Kanie, N., S. Andresen and P.M. Haas (eds), Improving Global Environmental Governance: Best Practices for Architecture and Agency. London/New York, Routledge, 2014, pp. 175-196.

Kanie, Norichika, Peter M. Haas and Steinar Andresen, 'Conclusion: Lessons from Pluralistic Governance'. In Kanie, N., S. Andresen and P.M. Haas (eds), Improving Global Environmental Governance: Best Practices for Architecture and Agency. London/New York, Routledge, 2014, pp. 196-220.

Kanie, Norichika, Peter M. Haas, Steinar Andresen, Graeme Auld, Benjamin Cashore, Pamela S. Chasek, Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, Stefan Renckens, Olav Schram Stokke, Casey Stevens, Stacy D. VanDeveer and Masahiko Iguchi, 'Green Pluralism: Lessons for Improved Environmental Governance in the 21st Century'. Environment, Vol 55, No 5, 2013, pp. 14-30.

McNeill, Desmond, Steinar Andresen and Kristin Sandberg, 'The Global Politics of Health: Actors and Initatives'. In Roaldkvam, S., D McNeill and S Blume (eds), Protecting the World's Children: Immunisation Policies and Practices. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 59-97

Bade, Heidi, Aid in a Rush. A Case Study of the Norway-Guyana REDD+ Partnership. FNI Report 4/2013. Lysaker, FNI, 2013, 82 p.

Stadelmann, Martin, Ken Newcombe and Axel Michaelowa, Increasing Demand and Reducing Supply – A Rescue for the CDM? FNI Climate Policy Perspectives 11, June 2013.

Lunde, Leiv and Iselin Stensdal, 'Norsk ressurs- og miljøpolitikk mot 2030: Landing i Kina eller på månen?' ('Norwegian Resource and Environmental Policies Towards 2030: Landing in China or on the Moon?'). In Odd Mølster og Åsmund Weltzien (eds), Norge og det nye verdenskartet. Oslo, Cappelen Damm, 2013, pp. 80-105. In Norwegian.

Gabriel, Steven A., Arild Moe, Knut Einar Rosendahl and Marina Tsygankova, 'The Likelihood and Potential Implications of a Natural Gas Cartel'. In Roger Fouquet (ed), Handbook on Energy and Climate Change. Cheltenham (UK), Edward Elgar, 2013, pp. 86-102.

Korppoo, Anna, 'Does Doha’s Decision Treat Transition Economies Unequally?' Climate Policy, Vol 13, No 3, 2013, pp. 403-407.

Korppoo, Anna, The Doha Dead End? Transition Economies and the New Kyoto Rules. . FNI Climate Policy Perspectives 9. Lysaker, FNI, April 2013, 8 p.

Andersen, Regine, 'Farmers’ Rights in Times of Change: Illusion or Reality?'. In W.S. de Boef, A. Subedi, N. Peroni, M. Thijssen and E. O'Keeffe (eds), Community Biodiversity Management: Promoting Resilience and the Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources. New York/London, Routledge, 2013, pp. 306-313.

Buen, Jørund, CDM Criticisms: Don't Throw the Baby out with the Bathwater. FNI Climate Policy Perspectives 8. February 2013

Gulbrandsen, Lars H., 'Dynamic Governance Interactions: Evolutionary Effects of State Responses to Non-State Certification Programs'. Regulation & Governance, published online 20.12.2012.

Tvedt, Morten Walløe, 'Offentlig finansiert forskning og økonomisk suksess' ('Publicly Funded Research and Economic Sucess'), In Forskning og penger ('Research and Money'), Forskningsetiske komiteer, 2012, pp. 105-122.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, 'Governance by EU Emissions Trading: Resistance or Innovation in the Oil Industry?'. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, Vol 13, No 1, 2013, pp. 31-48.

Andresen, Steinar, 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.

Clapp, Christa S., Climate Change Finance: If You Can't Measure It, You Can't Manage It. FNI Climate Policy Perspectives 7. November 2012

Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge, The Access and Benefit Sharing Agreement on Teff Genetic Resources: Facts and Lessons. FNI Report 6/2012. Lysaker, FNI, 2012, 159 p.

Michaelowa, Axel and Mari Luomi, From Climate Antagonists to Low-Carbon Protagonists? The Changing Role of the Gulf OPEC States in the UNFCCC. FNI Climate Policy Perspectives 6. Lysaker, FNI, 2012, 8 p.

Myhr, Anne Ingeborg, G. Kristin Rosendal and Ingrid Olesen. 'New Developments in Biotechnology and IPR in Aquaculture – Are they sustainable?'. In Z.A. Muchlisin (ed) Aquaculture. Rijeka, InTech, 2012, pp. 317-342.

Bauer, Steffen, Steinar Andresen and Frank Biermann, 'International Bureaucracies'. In F. Biermann and P. Pattberg (eds), Global Environmental Governance Reconsidered, Cambridge (USA), MIT Press, 2012, pp. 27-45

Gupta, Arti, Steinar Andresen, Bernd Siebenhuner and Frank Biermann, 'Science Networks'. In F. Biermann and P. Pattberg (eds), Global Environmental Governance Reconsidered, Cambridge (USA), MIT Press, 2012, pp. 69-95

Wettestad, Jørgen, 'The Improving Effectiveness of CLRTAP: Due to a Clever Design?' In Rolf Lidskog and Göran Sundquist (eds), Governing the Air - The Dynamics of Science, Policy and Citizen Interaction, Cambridge (USA), MIT Press, 2011, pp. 39-61.

Gulbrandsen, Lars H., 'Impacts of Nonstate Governance: Lessons from the Certification of Marine Fisheries'. In P. Dauvergne (ed), Handbook of Global Environmental Politics, 2nd edition. Cheltenham (UK)/Northampton (USA), Edward Elgar, 2012, pp. 330-340.

Andresen, Steinar, 'Do We Need More Global Sustainability Conferences?' In P. Dauvergne (ed), Handbook of Global Environmental Politics, 2nd edition. Cheltenham (UK)/Northampton (USA), Edward Elgar, 2012, pp. 87-97.

Honegger, Matthias, Axel Michaelowa and Sonja Butzengeiger-Geyer, Climate Engineering: Avoiding Pandora's Box through Research and Governance. FNI Climate Policy Perspectives 5.
Lysaker, FNI, 2012, 8 p.

Reimer, Inken, Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Drivers & Barriers for REDD, FNI Climate Policy Perspectives 4. Lysaker, FNI, 2012, 9 p.

Biermann, F., K. Abbott, S. Andresen et al., 'Transforming governance and institutions for global sustainability: key insights from the Earth System Governance Project'. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Vol 4, No 1, pp. 51-60.

Rosendal, G. Kristin, 'Adjusting Norwegian Agricultural Policy to the WTO through Multifunctionality: Utilizing the Environmental Potential?'. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, Available online 10.05.2012, 19 p.

Biermann, F., K. Abbott, S. Andresen et al., 'Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance'. Science, Vol 335, 16.03.2012, pp. 1306-1307.

Fauchald, Ole Kristian, 'Effective Access to Environmental Information in Norway?' In I.L. Backer, O.K. Fauchald and C. Voigt (eds), Pro Natura - Festskrift til Hans Christian Bugge. Oslo, Universitetsforlaget, 2012, pp. 170-188.

Faid, Miriam, Tackling Cross-Sectoral Challenges to Advance Health as Part of Foreign Policy FNI Report 2/2012. Lysaker, FNI, 2012, 39 p.

Fauchald, Ole Kristian and Lars H. Gulbrandsen, 'The Norwegian Reform of Protected Area Management: A Grand Experiment with Delegation of Authority?' Local Environment, Vol 17, No 2, 2012, pp. 203-222.

Andresen, Steinar and G. Kristin Rosendal, The Global Environment Facility (GEF): Right Mechanism for Improved Implementation?. FNI Report 4/2012. Lysaker, FNI, 2012, 22 p.

Fauchald, Ole Kristian and Haakon Vennemo, Environmental Impacts of a Free Trade Agreement between China and Norway. FNI Report 1/2012. Lysaker, FNI, 2012, 140 p.

Fauchald, Ole Kristian, International Environmental Governance: Lessons Learned from Human Rights Institutional Reform. FNI Report 14/2011. Lysaker, FNI, 2011, 76 p.

Andresen, Steinar, Elin Lerum Boasson and Geir Hønneland, 'An International Environmental Policy Takes Shape'. In Steinar Andresen, Elin Lerum Boasson and Geir Hønneland (eds), International Environmental Agreements: An Introduction. London/New York, Routledge, 2012, pp. 3-19.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, 'International Ozone Policies: Effective International Cooperation'. In Steinar Andresen, Elin Lerum Boasson and Geir Hønneland (eds), International Environmental Agreements: An Introduction. London/New York, Routledge, 2012, pp. 38-48.

Andresen, Steinar and Elin Lerum Boasson. 'International Climate Cooperation: Clear Recommendations, Weak Commitments'. In Steinar Andresen, Elin Lerum Boasson and Geir Hønneland (eds), International Environmental Agreements: An Introduction. London/New York, Routledge, 2012, pp. 49-67.

Andresen, Steinar, Elin Lerum Boasson and Geir Hønneland, 'Ideals and Practice in International Environmental Politics'. In Steinar Andresen, Elin Lerum Boasson and Geir Hønneland (eds), International Environmental Agreements: An Introduction. London/New York, Routledge, 2012, pp. 173-191.

Butzengeiger-Geyer, Sonja, Michel Köhler and Axel Michaelowa. Driving Meaningful Adaptation Action through an Adaptation Market Mechanism. FNI Climate Policy Perspectives 3. Lysaker, FNI, 2011, 9 p.

Korppoo, Anna, and Olga Gassan-zade, Dangers of the Endgame: Engaging Russia and Ukraine during the Gap, FNI Climate Policy Perspectives 2. Lysaker, FNI, 2011, 8 p.

Jensen, Leif Christian, 'Norwegian petroleum extraction in Arctic waters to save the environment: introducing ‘discourse co-optation’ as a new analytical term', Critical Discourse Studies, Published online 15.11.2011, 10 p.

Luta, Alexandru, Japan after the Quake: Prospects for Climate Policy. FNI Climate Policy Perspectives 1. Lysaker, FNI, 2011, 8 p.

Stokke, Olav Schram and Sebastian Oberthür, 'Introduction: Institutional Interaction in Global Environmental Change'. In Sebastian Oberthür and Olav Schram Stokke (eds), Managing Institutional Complexity: Regime Interplay and Global Environmental Change. Cambridge (USA), MIT Press, 2011, pp. 1-23.

Oberthür, Sebastian and Olav Schram Stokke, 'Conclusions: Decentralized Interplay Management in an Evolving Interinstitutional Order'. In Sebastian Oberthür and Olav Schram Stokke (eds), Managing Institutional Complexity: Regime Interplay and Global Environmental Change. Cambridge (USA), MIT Press, 2011, pp. 313-341.

Stokke, Olav Schram, 'Internasjonale regimer' ('International Regimes'). In J. Hovi and R. Malnes (eds), Anarki, makt og normer. ('Anarchy, Power and Norms'). Oslo, Abstrakt Forlag, 2011, pp. 271-299. In Norwegian.

Andresen, Steinar and Tora Skodvin, 'The Climate Regime: Achievements and Challenges'. In Davor Vidas and Peter Johan Schei (eds), The World Ocean in Globalisation. Leiden/Boston, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers/Brill, 2011, pp. 165-186.

Vidas, Davor and Peter Johan Schei, 'The World Ocean in Globalisation: Challenges and Responses for the Antropocene Epoch'. In Davor Vidas and Peter Johan Schei (eds), The World Ocean in Globalisation. Leiden/Boston, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers/Brill, 2011, pp. 3-15.

Nilsson, Måns, Lars J. Nilsson, R. Hildingsson, Johannes Stripple and Per Ove Eikeland, 'The Missing Link: Bringing Institutions and Politics into Energy Future Studies'. Futures, Vol 43, No 10, pp. 1117-1128.

Valberg, Anna Helene, Brazil's Role in Environmental Governance: Analysis of Possibilities for Increased Brazil-Norway Cooperation. FNI Report 8/2011. Lysaker, FNI, 2011, 49 p.

Inderberg, Tor Håkon and Svein Vigeland Rottem, Norsk utviklingssamarbeid og et klima i endring ('Norwegian Development Cooperation and Climate Change Financing'). FNI Report 7/2011. Lysaker, FNI, 2011, 22 p. In Norwegian.

Fauchald, Ole Kristian, Trade Rules and International Hazardous Substance Regulation: An Inventory Focusing on Chemicals and Waste. FNI Report 4/2011. Lysaker, FNI, 2011, 34 p.

Rosendal, G. Kristin and Steinar Andresen, 'Institutional Design for Improved Forest Governance through REDD: Lessons from the Global Environment Facility'. Ecological Economics, Vol 70, No 11, 2011, pp. 1908-1915.

Rosendal, G. Kristin, 'Biodiversity Protection in International Negotiations: Cooperation and Conflict'. In Shlomi Dinar (ed), Beyond Resource Wars: Scarcity, Environmental Degradation, and International Cooperation. Cambridge (USA), The MIT Press, 2011, pp. 59-86.

Vidas, Davor, 'The Anthropocene and the International Law of the Sea' Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, Vol 369, No 1938, 2011, pp. 909-925.

Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge, The 2010 Global Consultations on Farmers' Rights: Results from an Email-based Survey. FNI Report 2/2011. Lysaker, FNI, 2011, 161 p.

Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge, with contributions from Bell Batta Torheim, Global Consultations on Farmers’ Rights in 2010. FNI Report 1/2011. Lysaker, FNI, 2011, 131 p.

Gulbrandsen, Lars H., Steinar Andresen and Jon Birger Skjærseth, 'Non-State Actors and Environmental Governance: Comparing Multinational, Supranational and Transnational Rule Making'. In Reinalda, Bob (ed), The Ashgate Research Companion to Non-State Actors. Aldershot, Ashgate, 2011, pp. 463-475.

Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge, 'Linking Community Seed Banks and Farmers’ Rights'. In Banking for the Future: Savings, Security and Seeds. Oslo, Development Fund, 2011, pp. 5-7.

Eakin, Hallie, Siri Eriksen, Per Ove Eikeland and Cecilie Øyen, 'Public Sector Reform and Governance for Adaptation: Implications of New Public Management for Adaptive Capacity in Mexico and Norway', Environmental Management, Vol 47, No 3, 2011, pp. 338-351.

Austgulen, Marthe Hårvik, Klimaforhandlingene i København: USAs betydning analysert gjennom to-nivå spill ('Climate Negotiations in Copenhagen: USA's Significance Analysed'). FNI Report 17/2010. Lysaker, FNI, 2010, 105 p. In Norwegian.

Ponzoni, Raul W., Hooi Ling Khaw and Hoong Yip Yee, GIFT: The Story Since Leaving ICLARM (now known as The WorldFish Center). Socioeconomic, Access and Benefit Sharing and Dissemination Aspects. FNI Report 14/2010. Lysaker, FNI, 2010, 47 p.

Wübbeke, Jost, The Power of Advice: Experts in Chinese Climate Change Politics. FNI Report 15/2010. Lysaker, FNI, 2010, 60 p.

Fauchald, Ole Kristian, International Environmental Governance: A Legal Analysis of Selected Options. FNI Report 16/2010. Lysaker, FNI, 2010, 57 p.

Sandberg, Kristin I., Steinar Andresen and Gunnar Bjune, 'A New Approach to Global Health Institutions? A Case Study of New Vaccine Introduction and the Formation of the GAVI Alliance'. Social Science and Medicine, Vol 71, No 7, 2010, pp 1349-1356.

Sandberg, Kristin I. and Steinar Andresen, 'From Development Aid to Foreign Policy: Global Immunization Efforts as a Turning Point for Norwegian Engagement in Global Health'. Forum for Development Studies, Vol 37, No 3, 2010, pp. 301-325.

Olesen, Ingrid, Anne Ingeborg Myhr and G. Kristin Rosendal, 'Sustainable Aquaculture: Are We Getting There? Ethical Perspectives on Salmon Farming'. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Vol 24, No 4, 2011, pp. 381-408.

Samndong, Raymond Achu, ABS Capacity Development Initiative for Africa: The Case of Prunus Africana in Cameroon. FNI Report 11/2010. Lysaker, FNI, 2010, 28 p.

Auld, Graeme and Lars H. Gulbrandsen, 'Transparency in Nonstate Certification: Consequences for Accountability and Legitimacy'. Global Environmental Politics, Vol 10, No 3, 2010, pp. 97-119.

Heggelund, Gørild, Steinar Andresen and Inga Fritzen Buan, 'Chinese Climate Policy: Domestic Priorities, Foreign Policy and Emerging Implementation'. In Kathryn Harrison and Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom (eds), Global Commons, Domestic Decisions. Cambridge (MA), USA / London, UK, MIT Press, 2010, pp. 239-261.

Røgeberg, Ole, Steinar Andresen and Bjart Holtsmark, 'International Climate Treaties: The Case for Pessimism'. Climate Law, Vol 1, No 1, 2010, pp. 177-197.

Tvedt, Morten Walløe, 'One Worldwide Patent System: What’s in It for Developing Countries?' Third World Quarterly, Vol 31, No 2, 2010, pp. 277-293.

Flacké, Magnus, Jatropha - vidunderplante og problem ('Jatropha - Miracle Plant and Problem'). FNI Report 5/2010. Lysaker, FNI, 2010, 91 p. In Norwegian.

Schei, Peter Johan and Morten Walløe Tvedt, 'Genetic Resources' in the CBD: The Wording, the Past, the Present and the Future. FNI Report 4/2010. Lysaker, FNI, 2010, 24 p.

Andersen, Regine, Morten Walløe Tvedt, Ole Kristian Fauchald, Tone Winge, Kristin Rosendal and Peter Johan Schei, International Agreements and Processes Affecting an International Regime on Access and Benefit Sharing under the Convention on Biological Diversity: Implications for its Scope and Possibilities of a Sectoral Approach. FNI Report 3/2010. Lysaker, FNI, 2010, 47 p.

Schüller, David, On the Optimal Allocation of Green Technology under Climate Change Agreements. FNI Report 8/2009. Lysaker, FNI, 2009, 44 p.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger, 'Exploring the Consequences of Soft Law and Hard Law: Implementing International Nutrient Commitments in Norwegian Agriculture'. International Environmental Agreements, Vol 10, No 1, 2010, pp. 1-14.

Andersen, Regine, Norwegian Plant Variety Protection and Seed Laws: Lessons for South Asian Countries, Trade Insight, Vol 5, No 1, 2009, pp. 12-14.

Andersen, Regine, Information Paper on Farmers' Rights Submitted by the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway, based on the Farmers' Rights Project. Information Papers for the Third Session of the Governing Body of the ITPGRFA. IT/GB-3/09/Inf. 6, Add. 3. Rome/Tunis, The Secretariat of the ITPGRFA, 2009, 31 p.

Skodvin, Tora and Steinar Andresen 'An Agenda for Change in U.S. Climate Policies? Presidential Ambitions and Congressional Powers' International Environnmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, Vol 9, No 3, 2009, pp. 263-280.

Wettestad, Jørgen, 'Interaction Between EU Carbon Trading and the International Climate Regime: Synergies and Learning'. International Environmental Agreements, Vol 9, No 4, 2009, pp. 393-408.

Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge, The Plant Treaty and Farmers' Rights: Implementation Issues for South Asia. SAWTEE Discussion Paper. Kathmandu (Nepal), South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics & Environment (SAWTEE), 2009, 48 p.

Boasson, Elin Lerum, 'On the Management Success of Regulative Failure: Standardised CSR Instruments and the Oil Industry's Climate Performance'. Corporate Governance, Vol 9, No 3, 2009, pp. 313-325.

Boasson, Elin Lerum and Jørgen Wettestad, 'Standardised CSR and Climate Performance: Why is Shell Willing, but Hydro Reluctant?' In Barth, Regine and Franziska Wolff (eds), Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe: Rhetoric and Realities. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2009, pp. 133-156.

Boasson, Elin Lerum, Jørgen Wettestad and Maria Bohn, 'CSR in the European Oil Sector: A Mapping of Company Perceptions'. In Barth, Regine and Franziska Wolff (eds), Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe: Rhetoric and Realities. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2009, pp. 65-79.

Skjærseth, Jon Birger and Jørgen Wettestad, 'A Framework for Assessing the Sustainability Impact of CSR'. In Barth, Regine and Franziska Wolff (eds), Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe: Rhetoric and Realities. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2009, pp. 26-38.

Inderberg, Tor Håkon and Per Ove Eikeland, 'Limits to Adaptation: Analysing Institutional Constraints'. In Adger, N., I. Lorenzoni, and K. O'Brien (eds), Adapting to Climate Change – Thresholds, Values, Governance. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. 433-447.

Klick, Matthew T., The Political Economy of Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Development: A Case Study of Norway's Snøhvit Natural Gas Complex. FNI Report 1/2009. Lysaker, FNI, 2009, 65 p.

Andresen, Steinar and G. Kristin Rosendal, 'The Role of the United Nations Environment Programme in the Coordination of Multilateral Environmental Agreements'. In Biermann, Frank, Bernd Siebenhüner and Anna Schreyögg (eds), International Organizations and Global Environmental Governance. London, Routledge, 2009, pp. 133-150.

Flåm, Karoline Hægstad and Jon Birger Skjærseth, 'Does Adequate Financing Exist for Adaptation in Developing Countries?'. Climate Policy, Vol 9, No. 1, 2009, pp. 109-114.

Stokke, Olav Schram, 'Trade Measures and the Combat of IUU Fishing: Institutional Interplay and Effective Governance in the Northeast Atlantic'. Marine Policy, Vol 33, 2009, pp. 339-349.



Commentary articles

Lunde, Leiv, 'Nobel, Norge og verden' ('Nobel, Norway and the World'), Dagens Næringsliv, 05.12.2013. In Norwegian.

Stensdal, Iselin, 'Kinas to ansikter' ('China's Two Faces'), Dagens Næringsliv, 25.11.2013. In Norwegian.

Lunde, Leiv, 'Utviklingsminister? Nei takk!' ('Minister of International Development Assistance? No Thanks!'), Bistandsaktuelt, 27.06.2013. In Norwegian.

Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge, 'Farmers’ Rights and Sustainable Development', Earthscan from Routledge Blog, 24.06.2013.

Korppoo, Anna, 'Was Blocking SBI in Bonn Justified?', Climate Strategies and Climate Policy Journal Blog, 24.06.2013.

Thune, Henrik and Leiv Lunde, 'Legg ned norsk bistand' ('Abolish Norwegian ODA'), Ytring, 10.06.2013. In Norwegian.

Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge, 'Access and Benefit Sharing Agreement on Teff', Trade Insight, No 1, 2013, pp. 29-31.

Korppoo, Anna, 'Doha Decision Puts Limits to Kyoto Hot Air', IGES ClimateEdge Newsletter, No 1, 2013.

Bang, Guri, Iselin Stensdal and Solveig Aamodt, 'Gigantene avgjør i Doha' ('The Giants Decide in Doha'), Dagens Næringsliv, 04.12.2012. In Norwegian.

Zalasiewicz, Jan, Alejandro Cearreta, Paul Crutzen, Erle Ellis, Michael Ellis, Jacques Grinevald, John McNeill, Clément Poirier, Simon Price, Dan Richter, Mary Scholes, Will Steffen, Davor Vidas, Colin Waters, Mark Williams and Alexander P. Wolfe, 'Response to Autin and Holbrook on “Is the Anthropocene an issue of stratigraphy or pop culture?”', GSA Today, October 2012, pp. e21-e22.

Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge, 'Farmers’ Rights Project: Furthering agrobiodiversity as a means of poverty alleviation'. New Routes, No 3, 2012.

Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge, 'International Agreements and Management of Plant Genetic Resources', Trade Insight, Vol 8, No 2, 2012, pp. 33-34.

Andresen, Steinar and Arild Underdal, 'Vi trenger ikke Rio+20 konferansen' ('We Don't Need the Rio+20 Conference'), Aftenposten, 20.06.2012. In Norwegian.

Andresen, Steinar and Arild Underdal, 'We do not need more global sustainability conferences', Earth System Governance, 19.06.2012.

Tvedt, Morten Walløe, 'Eiendomsrett i DNA-samfunnet' ('Property Rights in the DNA Society'), Morgenbladet, 19.04.2012. In Norwegian.

Tvedt, Morten Walløe, 'Hvem skal eie forskningen?' ('Who Should Own Research?'), Klassekampen, 20.03.2012. In Norwegian.



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Recent media coverage:

'Regulating biodiversity in India and Nepal', Research Council of Norway News, 10.01.2014.

'Slutt for utviklingsministeren' ('No More Minister of Development Cooperation'), Bistandsaktuelt, 16.20.2013. In Norwegian.

'Heikki Holmås blir den siste' ('Heikki Holmås Will Be Norway's Last Minister of Development Cooperation'), NRK, 16.10.2013. In Norwegian.

'Norge står uden udviklingsminister for første gang i 30 år' ('Norway Is Without a Minister of Development Cooperation for the First Time in 30 Years'), U-landsnyt.dk, 16.10.2013. In Danish.

'The Transnationalization of Global Environmental Governance: Norms and Rules beyond the State' (book review), Transnational Environmental Law, Vol 2, No 2, 10.09.2013, pp. 387-398.

'Access and Benefit Sharing in Relation to Crop Genetic Resources', SAWTEE News, 05.08.2013.

'Fortsatt behov for utviklingsminister' ('Still Need for a Minister of International Development Assistance'), Dagsavisen Nye Meninger, 04.07.2013. In Norwegian.

'Har vi mer å by på enn olje og fisk?' ('Has Norway More to Offer than Oil and Fish?'), Dagbladet, 01.07.2013. In Norwegian.

'Den unevnelige faktoren' ('Feelings: The Unmentionable Factor'), Dagsavisen Nye Meninger, 26.06.2013. In Norwegian.

'Blir han den siste?' ('Will He Be the Last Norwegian Minister of International Development Assistance?'), Bistandsaktuelt, 19.06.2013. In Norwegian.

'Norway brokers more secret talks', Views and News from Norway, 19.06.2013.

'Hemmelig fredsmegling i over 20 konfliktområder' ('Secret Peace Mediation in More Than 20 Conflict Areas'), BT, 18.06.2013. In Norwegian.

'Fredsnasjonen slår til, igjen?' ('The Peace Nation Strikes, Again?'), Aftenposten, 18.06.2013. In Norwegian.

'In Bonn, one advisory group's loss is another's gain', E&E News, 17.06.2013.

'Tror utviklingsministeren blir overflødig' ('Believes the Minister of International Development Assistance Will Become Superflous'), Bistandsaktuelt, 11.06.2013. In Norwegian.

'- Norsk fredsmegling blir alvorlig skadet hvis EUs terrorliste følges' ('- Norwegian Peace Mediation Will Be Seriously Hurt if the EU's Terror List Is to Be Followed'), Aftenposten, 10.06.2013. In Norwegian.

'Hemmelig fredsmegling i over 20 konfliktområder' ('Secret Norwegian Peace Mediation in More than 20 Conflict Areas'), Aftenposten, 10.06.2013. In Norwegian.

'Kritiserer hemmelighold av norsk fredsmekling' ('Researchers Criticise Secrecey over Norwegian Peace Mediation'), VG, 09.06.2013. In Norwegian.

'Vil fjerne utviklingsministerposten' ('Researchers Wants to Remove Post as Minister of International Development'), Bistandsaktuelt, 07.06.2013. In Norwegian.

'Statoil: Vi kan ikke ta over et politisk ansvar' ('Statoil: We Cannot Take Over Political Responsabilities'), Petro.no, 21.05.2013. In Norwegian.

'Norsk næringsliv i Afrika (CSR)' ('Norwegian Business in Africa (CSR)'), global.no, 16.05.2013. In Norwegian.

'KN: Statoil må gjøre mer for folket' ('Norwegian Church Aid: Statoil Must Do More for the People'), Bistandsaktuelt, 13.05.2013. In Norwegian.

'Kan man eie gener?' ('Can Genes Be Owned?'), GENialt, 07.05.2013. In Norwegian.

'Global climate deal harder to reach after Doha talks: paper ', Point Carbon, 17.04.2013.

'Coverage of Selected Side Events at the Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)', Linkages, 12.10.2012.

'Multiple ‘access and benefit sharing’ treaties create more confusion than clarity', SciDev.net, 09.10.2012.

'Rio+20: Take science seriously and change the process', The Conversation, 21.06.2012.

'Top researcher wants to use globalisation to create climate optimism', Stavanger Aftenblad, 04.06.2012.

'Transnational Environmental Governance: The Emergence and Effects of the Certification of Forests and Fisheries' (book review), Review of Policy Research, Vol 29, No 3, pp 442-444, 2012.

'Vil miljøreformere FN' ('UN Environmental Reform Urged'), forskning.no, 18.03.2012. In Norwegian.

'Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance', Earth System Governance News, 16.03.2012.

'Forskere mener FN må forandres for å redde miljøet' ('Researchers Urge the UN to Change to Save Environment'), Nettavisen, 16.03.2012. In Norwegian.

'Fundamental Steps Needed Now in Global Redesign of Earth System Governance', Newswise, 16.03.2012.



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