• A successful High North Dialogue

    What is the state of Arctic growth? Is economic development compatible with environmental protection? Why is China interested in the region? And what about other actors?

  • The International Whaling Commission reviewed

    Photo: Glenn Edney, Grid Arendal

    As part of an expert panel of three, FNI Senior Policy Analyst Christian Prip has spent the past year conducting a review of the International Whaling Commission. The final report is now completed and made available for the public.

  • FNI at ISA's Annual Convention

    Photo: International Studies Association

    Several FNI researchers attended the 59th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), this year held in San Francisco, California.

  • A silk road on ice?

    FNI researcher Iselin Stensdal

    As the sea ice melts and the Arctic is opened to the exploration of resources and new transport routes, China is showing increased interest in the region.

  • The Evolution of Carbon Markets: Design and Diffusion


    Carbon markets are developing and expanding around the world, but how and to what extent is their design shaped by learning and interaction between them? How do these markets function, and what is the role of design?

  • FNI researcher selected for IPCC

    FNI researcher Jørgen Wettestad has been selected to participate as a Lead Author for the Working Group III contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).

  • Central Arctic Ocean fisheries: A complex reality

    FNI director Geir Hønneland recently took part in a symposium about international law and politics in the Arctic, organized by the Polar Cooperation Research Centre (PCRC) at Kobe University in Japan.

  • Mercury on the agenda

    A meeting was held between the Fridtjof Nansen Institute and NIVA for the research project ‘Managing mercury through multilevel governance: Norway and China’ (MERCHINOR), funded by the Research Council of Norway. Other key partners (not present) are Peking University and Tsinghua University.

  • Expanding aquaculture at the expense of wild salmon?

    Photo: Norsk Havbrukssenter

    Aimed at regulating growth in the Norwegian aquaculture industry, the Government’s new ‘traffic light’ system entered into force on 30 October. But are the standards sufficiently stringent to ensure environmentally sound salmon farming?

  • FNI contributes to breakthrough in negotiations under the Plant Treaty

    Photo: Seventh Session of the Governing Body of the Plant Treaty/FAO

    A breakthrough was achieved at the 7th Session of the Governing Body of the Plant Treaty, held between 30 October and 3 November. After 10 years of negotiations, an expert group was set up to develop options to encourage and guide the implementation of farmers’ rights related to seed and propagating material. FNI contributed substantially to the breakthrough.

  • Can the EU transform Norwegian climate policies?

    Photo: The European Union 2017.

    The Norwegian climate change whitepaper currently being discussed in the Storting details a strategy for achieving the 2030 emission targets set by the EU, and establishes a framework for closer cooperation with the Union. But what does this mean for Norway?

  • Science and business in the limelight

    Reykjavik, Iceland. Photo: Andreas Tille.

    The impact of science and business in Arctic environmental politics is an important but understudied field. Fortunately, NUPI and FNI recently presented the first findings of a joint project addressing this puzzle.


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