Indra Overland heads the Research group on climate and energy at NUPI, and is Professor II at Nord University. He did his PhD at the University of Cambridge and has since worked extensively on the post-Soviet energy sector, including oil, gas and renewables.
He was awarded the Toby Jackman Prize for the best PhD dissertation in the year 2000, the Marcel Cadieux Prize for an article on Russia’s Arctic energy policy in the International Journal in 2010, the Stuland Prize at NUPI in 2013 and co-authored the most cited article published in the Journal of Eurasian Studies.
2000 PhD, Scott Polar Research Institute, Faculty of Earth Sciences and Geography, University of Cambridge
2006- Senior Research Fellow/Coordinator, Centre for Energy Research, NUPI
2005-2006 Senior Advisor, Nordic Research Board (NordForsk) on Russia, the Baltic States and EU
2005 External Expert for World Bank in evaluation of Low-Income Countries Under Stress (LICUS)
Publications All publications
Publication : Academic chapter | 2023
The Central Asian region has been and will continue to be significantly impacted by climate change and all the region’s countries have pledged nation1
Publication : Academic book | 2023
This chapter provides a broad introduction to the impact of climate change in Central Asia, a region that has been experiencing a greater rise in tem1
Publication : Popular scientific article | 2023
While there is abundant research on the expansion of renewable energy in developed countries, little attention has been paid to the decarbonisation o1
Why carbon border adjustment mechanisms will not save the planet but a climate club and subsidies for transformative green technologies mayPublication : Academic article | 2023
We find that both empirical results and economic theory show that carbon border adjustment mechanisms (CBAMs) will be ineffective at meeting global g1
Projects All projects
Research project | 2022 (Ongoing)
Will the Paris Agreement deliver on its promise and will the international community be able to avoid dangerous climate change? This project analyses the role of the governance architecture of the Par...
Research project | 2021 - 2024 (Ongoing)
ENERGO aims at the advancement of scientific evidence-based mutual knowledge development in the fields of energy economics and policies, governance, and sustainable development....
Research project | 2018 - 2021 (Completed)
This project aims at building increased analytical capacity among Myanmar researchers....
Research project | 2018 - 2022 (Ongoing)
This project will examine whether Russian energy actors are aware of the possibility of swift decarbonization of the global energy supply, what consequences they think it would have for demand for Rus...
Research project | 2018 - 2021 (Completed)
The International Panel on Arctic Environmental Responsibility is an independent and free-standing body tasked with assessing the environmental status of oil, gas, and mining companies in the Arctic....
Events All events
EventTue 21 Mar 2023Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Marmorsalen på Sentralen, Oslo
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NUPI have the pleasure of inviting you to the Norwegian Foreign Policy Conference 2023, 21 March at Sentralen, Oslo.
EventThu 15 Dec 2022Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI/Livestream to Facebook and Youtube
From 6 to 18 November hundreds of policymakers, diplomats and experts met in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, for the largest annual gathering on climate action (COP27). We invite you to a seminar which will present the main outcomes of the summit and discuss the directions in which international climate co1
EventMon 17 Jan 2022Time: 11:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Zoom (and live in Bishkek)
The OSCE Academy, NUPI and EUCAM are happy to welcome you to an open workshop on new research on critical minerals in the Central Asia, and what role such minerals play in the energy transition.
ASEAN-Norway Partnership on Energy & Climate: Addressing Challenges Together for a Sustainable Energy TransitionEventWed 11 May 2022Time: 12:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: Webinar
This event is co-organised by the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE), the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta.
EventThu 12 Apr 2018Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
What did the Philippines achieve in its chairmanship of ASEAN in 2017? And what challenges lie ahead for the ASEAN countries related to climate change?
Articles All articles
8 Jun 2023
Central Asia faces severe climate threats. In this newly published book, experts highlight what the region must take into account when tackling these1
28 Mar 2022
Critical materials – chromium, copper, germanium, lithium and others – are essential building blocks for renewable energy technologies such as solar1
28 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.
24 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
3 Jan 2022