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
16 Jun 2020
Out now: 10 policy briefs covering each ASEAN country as part of the project ACCEPT.
20 Apr 2020
In their recently published meta-review, Senior Research Fellow Roman Vakulchuk and Research Professor Indra Øverland have systematized and analysed available research in the field.
17 Apr 2020
The green transition will undoubtedly affect geopolitics. But how? NUPI researchers have taken a systematic look at 204 publications in the first meta-review on the field of renewable energy and geopolitics.
Publications about climate
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2020While most hydrogen research focuses on the technical and cost hurdles to a full-scale hydrogen economy, little consideration has been given to the geopolitical drivers and consequences of hydrogen developments. The technologies and infrastructures underpinning a hydrogen economy can take markedly different...
Research projects about climate
2020 - 2021 (Ongoing)
This project will explore possibilities to enhance Estonian-Norwegian bilateral cooperation in promoting multilateral cooperation and a rules-based global order in the framework of the United Nations Security...
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2018 - 2019 (Ongoing)
What are Chinese priorities in relation to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and how do Chinese actors promote their interests and prospects for international cooperation?
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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...