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  • 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.

  • EU's new energy and climate policies - implications for Norway

    Cicep breakfast meeting 13 December. Photo: Karoline Flåm, FNI

    Topical and contentious issues such as the recent ‘winter package’ from the EU on renewable energy, the EU effort sharing regulation and not least the Market Stability Reserve (MRS) of the EU emissions trading system were all on the table when Cicep this week invited to breakfast seminar at Kulturhuset.

  • FNI at Arctic Partnership Week

    Panel discussion during the Norwegian-Korean session of the Arctic Partnership Week 2016 in Busan. Photo: Norwegian Embassy

    FNI shared insights from the Norwegian fisheries management and cross-border cooperation at a recent science and policy seminar in Busan, South Korea.

  • FNI expert to advise UN on combatting marine plastic pollution

    Plastic pollution. Photo: Foap

    The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has selected Research Professor Davor Vidas, director of FNI's Law of the Sea Programme, to join the Advisory Group for the UN Environment Assembly on combatting marine pollution by plastic litter and microplastics.

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