Climate change is one of the most acute issues in international politics today.
Although climate change is often seen as a technical and natural science issue, the main challenges today are political and social – not least, achieving consensus on a follow-up regime to the Kyoto Protocol to limit emissions of dangerous greenhouse gases. Further, research on Russian climate policy has been in focus at NUPI.
Other central areas of research at NUPI related to climate change:
- the role of multilateral institutions such as the UN
- global governance
- the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in climate politics.
News about climate
27 Jul 2018
The European Research Council (ERC) yearly awards talented early career researchers project funding through Starting grants. 403 research projects were granted this year, and Elana Wilson Rowe's (NUPI) is one of them.
21 Jun 2018
So how is the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), founded in 2009, doing?
Publications about climate
2019Despite the fact that political leaders describe the climate crisis as the biggest challenge of our time, it plays only a marginal role in Norwegian foreign policy. We analyse how the transition to renewable energy, increased migration flows, reputational risks to Norway and challenges to international...
: Central Asia Data-Gathering and Analysis Team (CADGAT)
Research projects about climate
Foto: Greg Westfall/Creative Commons/CC BY 2.0
2019 - 2022 (Ongoing)
This project will examine whether Russian energy actors are aware of the possibility of swift decarbonization of the global energy supply, what consequences they think it would have for demand for Russian...
Photograph: Allan Hopkins/Creative Commons/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
2019 - 2023 (Ongoing)
Do regional politics around border-crossing ecosystems share important resemblances and differ in significant ways from global politics?
Foto: NTB Scanpix
2018 - 2021 (Ongoing)
What forms of authority underpin, enable, and extend violent entrepreneurs in fragile states, and how do the combined effects of fragile states, conflict, and climate impact this?