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Doing by Suing

Oil nations, those who allow major polluters to pollute and profit from the pollution, are increasingly finding themselves at the receiving end of lawsuits. The ongoing court case in Oslo is the latest example.

Global CO2 emissions likely to rise in 2017

Global carbon dioxide emissions were almost flat for three years (2014-2016) bringing much needed optimism, but emissions are expected to increase in 2017.

How China has reduced the carbon footprint of developed countries

Commentary: We tend to remember the way things were, not the way things are.

The International Context for Norway's Transition to a Low Emissions Economy

How will shifts in international climate policy change the conditions for Norway's transition to a low emissions economy?

Aligning policy and science in global stocktakes

Dialogue, or Talanoa in Fijian, requires transparency: tracking progress towards the Paris goals of “balance” “well below 2°C” needs accurate accounting of both emissions and climate response. We will present the latest science on emission metrics and warming to date, plus implications for the Sustainable Development Goals and CO2 and methane policy.

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Recent publications

Incentives for small clubs of arctic countries to limit black carbon and methane emissions

Stine Aakre, Steffen Kallbekken, Rita Van Dingenen, David G. Victor

Economy-wide effects of international and Russia's climate policies

Anton Orlov, Hans Asbjørn Aaheim

Climate governance entrepreneurship: Emerging findings and a new research agenda

Elin Lerum Boasson, Dave Huitema

Local Arctic air pollution: Sources and impacts

Kathy S. Law, Anke Roiger, Jennie L. Thomas, Louis Marelle-Sebrechts, Jean-Christophe Raut, Stig Bjørløw Dalsøren, Jan S. Fuglestvedt, Paolo Tuccella, Bernadett Weinzierl, Hans Schlager

Cultural worldviews, institutional rules and the willingness to participate in green energy programs

Todd L. Cherry, David M. McEvoy, Hege Westskog