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
21 Mar 2017
What is new and different about development as it goes more global today?
6 May 2016
The South Pacific may be geographically isolated from many other parts of the world, but the political visibility of many Pacific micro-states is on the rise. Senior research fellow Marc Lanteigne analyzes Vanuatu in new book.
Publications about climateAll publications about climate (total 40)
Research projects about climate
2016 - 2017 (Ongoing)
The project examines the geopolitical consequences of a large-scale transition to renewable energy, both in terms of the fading of old energy and geopolitical patterns and systems and the emergence of...
2015 - 2017 (Ongoing)
This project aims to explore how structural changes in the surroundings, in form of increased integration between different energy sources and regions, is managed by international organizations.
2013 - 2016 (Ongoing)
Climate change threatens the food production systems and livelihoods of a significant proportion of the population in India.