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 : Popular scientific article | 2022
The European Commission has announced far-reaching reforms to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Among the proposals constituting1
Central Asia is a missing link in analyses of critical materials for the global clean energy transitionPublication : Academic article | 2021
The energy transition is causing a surge in demand for minerals for clean energy technologies, giving rise to concerns about the sources and security1
Publication : Report | 2022
This data article provides an overview of fossil fuel trends in Central Asia from 2010 to 2019. Data on the production, consumption, export and impor1
Publication : Academic chapter | 2021
By 2020, coal mining and power generation had been growing in Southeast Asia for decades and were projected to rise to new heights of prominence in r1
The Arctic Environmental Responsibility Index: A method to rank heterogenous extractive industry companies for governance purposesPublication : Academic article | 2021
The Arctic Environmental Responsibility Index (AERI) covers 120 oil, gas, and mining companies involved in resource extraction north of the Arctic Ci1
Projects All projects
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....
Research project | 2016 - 2018 (Completed)
This project provides political economy analyses of eleven countries deemed important to Norwegian development cooperation. ...
Events All events
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?
EventThu 22 Mar 2018Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP representative in Myanmar, Knut Østby and researchers Roman Vakulchuk and Kristian Stokke will take a closer look at Myanmar, and the political and economic challenges the country is facing.
EventWed 8 Nov 2017Time: 08:30 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
NUPI and NUCC invites leading experts to share their views in recent changes in the Ukrainian energy market.
Articles All articles
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
27 Oct 2021
African countries face some of the biggest challenges due to climate change compared to other parts of the world, but the funding for research on the1