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  • Tensions rising over China in the Arctic?

    Photo: US State Department

    Arctic development and the “Polar Silk Road” were among the topics on the agenda when experts recently convened for the China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium (CNARC) and the Arctic Circle China Forum in Shanghai. The ‘Arctic speech’ by US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo made the forums timelier than ever.

  • FNI seeks new Director

    FNI

    Our current Director wishes to step down by the end of this year, and we are currently seeking his replacement.

  • EU struggles to phase out Member State price regulations on electricity

    Photo: Foap

    The EU Commission has been eager to get rid of national electricity price regulations. However, opposition from the Council and European Parliament has resulted in a significant blow to the Commission's efforts - a reminder that not all EU Member States fully subscribe to the idea of market-based steering of energy policy.

  • Community seed banks: hubs for growing genetic diversity

    Diversifood

    The final congress of the European research collaboration DIVERSIFOOD was held in Rennes, France on 10-12 December 2018. FNI presented key findings on the growing prevalence and importance of community seed banks both in Europe and the Global South.

  • FNI hits the jackpot in research funding bid

    Photos: Norsk Havbruksenter, Grid Arendal, Miljødirektoratet

    The Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) is starting the new year with a bang – having secured an impressive string of new projects in its research portfolio. Some are record-breaking, all are timely, and all reflect FNI’s core areas of expertise.

  • New PhD: The puzzle of Gazprom

    Photo: Karoline H. Flåm

    Gazprom’s behaviour can sometimes seem irrational to Western eyes. In her recent PhD thesis, FNI researcher Julia S. P. Loe sheds important explanatory light on the Russian energy giant.

  • Linking carbon markets will be difficult

    Photo: Foap

    A new article in Climate Policy looks systematically at the political economy of the diffusion of emissions trading systems (ETS) and has sobering implications for the vision of global carbon-market linking.

  • Calls for more high-profile Arctic Council

    Photo: Arctic Council Secretariat / Linnea Nordström

    The Arctic Council needs a clearer, more unified vision, and firmer internal coordination. Arranging an annual high-level ‘Arctic Week’ could help to alleviate some of the Council’s problems, says FNI expert.

  • Hønneland takes the helm again at FNI

    Geir Hønneland returns as head of the Fridtjof Nansen Institute. Photos: Jan D. Sørensen

    Geir Hønneland returns to the position as FNI Director from 1 January 2019, after having served a period as acting head of the Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association (NFFO).

  • Renewed interest for EU energy book

    EU

    Following good reviews and solid sales, the book 'Linking EU Climate and Energy Policies' is now available in paperback. With ongoing negotiations on the EU ‘winter package’, it is perhaps more relevant than ever.

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