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Climate activists meet to discuss Gloppen and Rakner book

CICERO-Director Kristin Halvorsen and Friends of the Earth Norway Leader Lars Haltbrekken joined editors Elisabeth Eide, Siri Gloppen and Lise Rakner to discuss their new edited volume ‘Klima, medier og politikk’.

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Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO) Director Kristin Halvorsen, WWF Norway General Secretary Nina Jensen, leader of Friends of the Earth Norway Lars Haltbrekken and newspaper Dagsavisen columnist Hege Ulstein discussed ‘Klima, medier og politikk’ with Elisabeth Eide, Siri Gloppen and Lise Rakner.
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Vegard Vibe

Discussing ‘Klima, medier og politikk’

Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO) Director Kristin Halvorsen, WWF Norway General Secretary Nina Jensen, leader of Friends of the Earth Norway Lars Haltbrekken and newspaper Dagsavisen columnist Hege Ulstein were panel discussants as editors Elisabeth Eide, Siri Gloppen and Lise Rakner launched their new edited volume Klima, medier og politikk at Litteraturhuset in Oslo 26. November. The Norwegian-language volume discusses a variety of aspects related to climate change politics, including how political decision makers approach global warming, the role of the media and civil society in the discourse, public opinion on climate, climate refugees and foreign aid.

Representatives of the environmental movement, a central theme in the book, were also present in the audience and offered view points and questions in the ensuing Q&A session.

 

Climate politics research at the Department of Comparative Politics

Climate politics research has in recent years emerged as a new and central research area at the Department of Comparative Politics, and numerous faculty members contribute to the book. In addition to Gloppen and Rakner, PhD students Sondre Båtstrand and Vegard Vibe contribute chapters on climate politics in Norwegian party platforms (Båtstrand) and climate as a political campaign issue and climate aid (Gloppen, Rakner, and Vibe).

In addition, former MA-student Dina-Kristin Topphol Midtflø has authored a chapter on climate refugees.