• Troubled times in a changing Russia

    Arild Moe at Norruss conference

    Where is the ‘Russian Bear’ headed? Are nationalism, political oppression and corruption on the rise in what appears to be an increasingly authoritarian Russia? A recent conference in Oslo sought to provide some answers.

  • Does Norway need a climate law?

    Photo: NVE

    With the Norwegian Parliament putting the final touches on the government’s proposed climate law, important questions arise: Do we even need this climate law? And how well will it work together with the EU Emissions Trading Scheme?

  • Make it or break it for carbon trading?

    Skies and sunset. Photo: Foap

    Countries all over the world are adopting carbon trading. Will the emerging carbon markets manage to steer clear of the many pitfalls involved in emissions trading – or are we headed for a carbon-market backlash?

  • Defended thesis on international development aid in Armenia

    Pål Wilter Skedsmo. Photo: Karoline Flåm

    Pål Wilter Skedsmo, Senior Research Fellow at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, was commended by the adjudicating Committee at his doctoral defense for what they termed a ‘unique’, ‘empirically rich’ and ‘original work’.

  • 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.


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