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  • 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.

  • FNI nominated in think tank awards

    Statue of Fridtjof Nansen at Polhøgda, FNI. Photo: Jan D. Sørensen

    In what has been labelled the “Oscars of the think tank world”, the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) has been nominated as best European think tank of the year in the field of energy and environment.

  • Marrakech: The climate talks explained

    COP22 in Marrakech. Photo: Lise Marie Sundsbø

    Lise Marie Sundsbø, master's student at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, has been monitoring parts of the recent climate summit. Here she gives a brief introduction to the negotiations and to the most important bones of contention looking ahead.

  • Discussed the need for Arctic reform

    Roundtable discussion on Arctic issues at FNI. Photo: Karoline Flåm

    What future for the Arctic? A pristine and preserved natural reserve, or a full-on "race for resources"? Norway’s new Ambassador for Arctic Affairs has clear views.

  • FNI on top five citation list

    Fridtjof Nansen statue at Polhøgda. Photo: Jan D. Sørensen

    An FNI article is the third most cited academic article in all of 2015 in the prestigious and highly ranked academic journal “Regulation & Governance”.

  • Life with the Russian state

    From left: FNI researcher Pål W. Skedsmo, Ilkka Pietilä from the University of Tampere, FNI's director Geir Hønneland, FNI researcher Anne-Kristin Jørgensen, Anna Tarasenko and Dmitry Goncharov from the National University Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg.

    FNI researchers recently presented key findings from the InstaRuss project at the annual Aleksanteri conference in Helsinki, Finland.

  • Tensions with Russia the "new normal"

    Lars Rowe, FNI. Photo: Jan D. Sørensen, FNI

    Russian–Norwegian relations are growing increasingly tense, as Putin’s regime becomes more authoritarian. How can we talk to our eastern neighbor?

  • How do we talk with Russia?

    Lars Rowe

    Have Norwegian-Russian relations reached a low point since the fall of the Soviet Union? And how do we approach an increasingly authoritarian Russian regime?

  • Towards more local and community-based resource management?

    Janet Stephenson. Photo: Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago

    Janet Stephenson, director for the Centre for Sustainability at the University of Otago, New Zealand, sees a shift towards more local and community-based marine resource management. But is local and small-scale resource management necessarily better than large-scale, market-based policy instruments?

  • Scientists: Yes, the anthropocene is real

    Davor Vidas

    Have we really entered a new geological time period, the Anthropocene? A period where the human impact on the earth is, in fact, so massive that it has created a new geological interval of time?

  • The Anthropocene Working Group meeting at FNI

    AWG meeting at FNI

    From 21 to 24 April, the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) hosted a meeting of the Anthropocene Working Group, which considered evidence for a human-driven interval of geological time, the Anthropocene.

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