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Eivind Senneset, UiB

Fay Farstad

Associate Professor, Associate Professor
  • E-mailfay.m.farstad@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 94 76+4790028618
  • Visitor Address
    Christies gate 15
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 Bergen

Fay started in the department in October 2023, coming from a position as a Senior Researcher at CICERO Center for International Climate Research.

She has previously held positions as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Sheffield and Associate Lecturer at the University of York. Fay also has experience from government, having worked as a Senior Social Researcher in DEFRA in the UK and as a Senior Adviser for the Environment Agency in Norway. She has a PhD in Politics from the University of York (2017), MPhil in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge (2012) and a BA in Philosophy and Politics from the University of York (2011).

Fay’s research interests cover comparative environmental and climate politics and policy, also at the European Union level. A particular focus area is the role of political parties. From January 2024 she will be the Principal Investigator of a Researcher Project for Young Talents funded by the Norwegian Research Council called “Political Parties and Climate Change: Positions, Polarisation and Policy Relevance”. She will also be teaching a new course in the department, called “The Politics of the Environment”.

Fay has published in a wide range of journals, such as Regulation and Governance, Party Politics, Global Environmental Change, Environmental Politics, Policy Studies, People and Nature and Political Quarterly (her article in the latter, co-authored with Neil Carter and Charlotte Burns, was the journal’s most read article in 2018). As well as authoring various book chapters, she is a co-author of the book “Norway’s EU Experience and Lessons for the UK” (Routledge). Her research has also been cited in the latest Working Group 3 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Fay regularly gives interviews to national and international media (online, print and radio) on climate politics, including the New York Times, Time Magazine, CNN, NRK, VG, Aftenposten, E24, Energi & Klima and Teknisk Ukeblad.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2023). Intermediating climate change: the evolving strategies, interactions and impacts of neglected “climate intermediaries”. Policy Studies. 555-571.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Intermediating climate change: conclusions and new research directions. Policy Studies. 687-701.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Metagoverning through intermediaries: the role of the Norwegian “Klimasats” Fund in translating national climate goals to local implementation. Policy Studies.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Explaining radical policy change: Norwegian climate policy and the ban on cultivating peatlands. Global Environmental Change.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Climate change doesn’t win you a climate election: party competition in the 2021 Norwegian general election . Environmental Politics.
  • Show author(s) (2024). EUs klimaregelverk vedtatt: Hva nå for Norge? 01. 01. .
  • Show author(s) (2023). Økt utnyttelse av trevirke og treavfall i Norge - Effekter på klima og samfunn. 125. 125. .
  • Show author(s) (2022). EUs grønne giv: Status etter sommeren 2022 og mulige implikasjoner for Norge. 09. 09. .
  • Show author(s) (2021). Klar for 55? EUs nye klimaregelverk og betydningen for Norge. 07. 07. .
  • Show author(s) (2020). Helhetlig kunnskapsgrunnlag for klima og naturmangfold. .
  • Show author(s) (2020). Forbudet mot nydyrking av myr: Bakgrunn, effekter og utfordringer. 11. 11. .
  • Show author(s) (2022). For better or for worse – a break with Norway’s consensual climate tradition? .
  • Show author(s) (2022). For better or for worse – a break with Norway’s consensual climate tradition?
  • Show author(s) (2021). Hydrogen: muligheter og utfordringer.
  • Show author(s) (2021). EU, skog og arealbruk (LULUCF).
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2023). The European Green Deal and implications for non-member states .
  • Show author(s) (2022). Wriggle room of non-member states post-Brexit in climate and energy policy.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Post-Brexit climate and energy policy in the EU, UK and Norway: A new trilateral relationship?
Academic monograph
  • Show author(s) (2023). Norway’s EU Experience and Lessons for the UK: On Autonomy and Wriggle Room.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) (2022). EUs taksonomi – er norske aktører klare? Energi og Klima : Norsk klimastiftelses nettmagasin.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Hvordan kan Norge regne med skogen for å oppfylle klimamålet? CICERO internettside.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Ny grønn giv med USA?
  • Show author(s) (2021). Norway’s ‘Climate Election’ Puts Center-Left in Charge.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Jordbruksoppgjøret: Mat, penger og noe klima.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Hydrogen i Europa – og Norges rolleHydrogen i Europa – og Norges rolle.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Bør lagring i skog telle mot klimamålet?
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2023). Not Much Wriggle Room: Brexit and the Norway model.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Global Trade and Development: The challenge of translating legal wriggle room into autonomy.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Flexible Association in Foreign, Security, and Defence Policy: A case of gradually diminishing autonomy?
  • Show author(s) (2023). Autonomy Under Complex Interdependence: The case of Norway and lessons for Brexit?
  • Show author(s) (2021). Does size matter? Comparing the party politics of climate change in Australia and Norway. 20 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Autonomy and Wriggle Room. . In:
    • Show author(s) (2023). Norway’s EU Experience and Lessons for the UK: On Autonomy and Wriggle Room.

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