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
6 Sep 2017
How does the world appear seen from China and the Nordics?
Publications about climate
- Publication : KRONIKK
2017(Dagens Næringsliv): Storpolitikk har i lang tid vært knyttet til den strategiske betydningen av olje og gass. Kontroll med ressursene har gitt makt, avhengighet har gitt avmakt. Historien er full av militære kampanjer som har hatt som mål å få kontroll med petroleumsressurser, eller håndtere avhengigheten....
: NUPI Report
Research projects about climate
2016 - 2017 (Completed)
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 (Completed)
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 (Completed)
Climate change threatens the food production systems and livelihoods of a significant proportion of the population in India.