Ida Dokk Smith
Ida is a Senior Research Fellow in the Research group on climate and energy. Her primary research interests are climate, energy and environmental politics. Particularly she has worked on topics related to domestic and international energy transitions; including policy tools to promote green technologies, just transition, and American climate and energy policy. She has done fieldwork in Tanzania, Uganda and the US on renewable energy development and natural resource management.
Ida holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Oslo and Master of International Affairs (MIA) from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs.
2021 Phd in Political science, University of Oslo.
2012 Master of International Affairs (MIA) (Concentration energy policy), Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
2006 Bachelor of Economics, University of Bergen
2021 - Senior research Fellow, NUPI
2020 Research Fellow, The Fridtjof Nansen Institute
2012 - 2019 PhD Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo
2008 - 2010 Senior-Associate Management Consultant, PWC
Publications All publications
Norway’s Climate Club QuandaryPublication : Focus Article | 2022
Norway’s international climate policy has always aimed at building a unitary global climate regime. However, the Paris Agreement reflects and acceler1
A functional approach to decentralization in the electricity sector: learning from community choice aggregation in CaliforniaPublication : Academic chapter | 2022
Decentralization of the electricity sector has mainly been studied in relation to its infrastructural aspect, particularly location and size of the g1
Ban or Regulate? A Critical Juncture in New York’s Fossil Fuel RegulationPublication : Academic chapter | 2020
In this chapter I examine the political process leading up to the ban on hydraulic fracturing in New York State. I identify the early phase ending wi1
Energy Transition and Social Movements: The Rise of a Community Choice Movement in CaliforniaPublication : Academic chapter | 2019
This chapter examines the rise of a community choice movement in California. Here local governments launch community choice aggregation programs, one1
How the process of transitions shapes the politics of decarbonization: Tracing policy feedback effects across phases of the energy transitionPublication : Academic chapter | 2020
Policy feedback has been applied as a theoretical concept in exploring the political dynamics of domestic energy transitions. However, theory-oriente1
Projects All projects
The EU Navigating Multilateral Cooperation (NAVIGATOR)Research project | 2023 - 2027 (Ongoing)
How should the EU navigate the increasingly complex - and conflict-laden - institutional spaces of global governance to advance a rules-based international order? And what factors should be emphasized...
Articles All articles
Big EU project to NUPI6 Dec 2022
From March 2023 NUPI will lead a large EU-funded project on how the EU should navigate multinational cooperation in times of global uncertainty.
New research group on climate and energy at NUPI28 Feb 2022
‘The ambition of the group is to be a driver for NUPI research on climate and energy issues,’ says Indra Øverland, head of the new research group.
Climate and energy24 Jan 2022
How is the international climate regime evolving? What are the implications of climate policy and the transition to clean energy for international po1