• FNI briefs Norway’s PM in Shanghai

    Geir Hønneland in Shanghai April 2017. Photo: SIIS

    FNI Director Geir Hønneland briefed Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Foreign Minister Børge Brende during their official visit to China in April.

  • FNI advises the UN on new Ocean Treaty

    Photo: Foap

    Researchers from FNI and the K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea are in New York this week to give input to the UN on the use of marine resources in areas beyond national jurisdiction.

  • Full house at talk about Russia

    Photo: Litteraturhuset i Bergen

    FNI Director Geir Hønneland gave a talk on Russia and ‘how to understand Russians’ at a recent debate in Bergen.

  • Experts respond to Anthropocene critics

    Marine plastic pollution.

    ‘Irreversible’ changes to the earth provide striking evidence of new epoch, experts suggest, thus rebuking the critics claiming that the Anthropocene is mostly about politics, not science.

  • FNI climate book sells well

    The book EU Climate Policy, written by FNI researcher Jørgen Wettestad and Elin Lerum Boasson at the University of Oslo, has sold well and is now available in paperback.

  • Obituary: Anne Kristin Sydnes

    Anne Kristin Sydnes

    Anne Kristin Sydnes died 3 March, from cancer. She was 60 years old. Anne Kristin worked at FNI from 1981until 1998. Her research focused on energy, north-south issues and climate policy. Her personality made a lasting impression on everybody she met. We mourn the loss of a good colleague and friend.

  • Top marks for FNI in institute evaluation

    FNI. Photo: Jan D. Sørensen

    The independent social science institutes in Norway are both productive and relevant, according to a recent evaluation. The report praises the Fridtjof Nansen Institute for its prestigious scientific publications, its strategic importance and its high level of policy relevance.

  • FNI expert reviews Norway's wolf policy

    Grey wolf. Photo: Arne Von Brill, Flickr

    The Ministry of Climate and Environment has asked FNI research professor Ole Kristian Fauchald to study the legal ramifications of Norway’s current approach to wolf management.

  • Towards new governance in the Arctic?

    Arctic Frontiers 2017

    A large, new marine reserve in the Arctic Ocean – is it at all foreseeable? What would be the consequences for the Arctic states that control most of these waters today? FNI researchers will find these issues, and many more, on the agenda at this year’s Arctic Frontiers conference.


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