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?
21 Mar 2017
What is new and different about development as it goes more global today?
Publications about climate
2017Climate change and globalisation are opening up the Arctic for exploitation by the world – or so we are told. But what about the views, interests, and needs of the peoples who live in the region? What about the myriad of other factors affecting the Arctic and its peoples? This book explores opportunities...
- Publication : ARTIKKEL
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.