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 Jun 2018
So how is the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), founded in 2009, doing?
6 Sep 2017
How does the world appear seen from China and the Nordics?
Publications about climate
2018The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), created in 2009, is the only intergovernmental organization dedicated to renewable energy. Drawing on several new datasets, this article explores IRENA in the context of three other major international energy organizations: the International Atomic Energy...
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Research projects about climate
2018 - 2022 (Ongoing)
The Market for Anarchy project seeks to better understand how state behaviour is shaped by assessments of and responses to different types of risks.
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.