"We have to act now to secure a liveable future for everyone on earth," says NMBU professor Siri H. Eriksen. She is one of the authors behind the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.
The Centre for Community-Based Policing and Post-Conflict Police Reform is a wide-reaching and interdisciplinary research/learning centre hosted by NMBU's Department of International Environment and Development Studies.
"It is fantastic that our applications have succeeded so well. It is also great to see that NMBU has such a strong focus on sustainability in all its projects," says Solve Sæbø, NMBU’s Pro-Rector for Education.
Two of our researchers are lead authors in the forthcoming UN climate report. A third NMBU researcher helped to quality assure the previous report and a fourth is an expert on international climate negotiations. We asked them about their expectations of COP26.
Noragric students receive prestigious stipends. “These are engaged students with great initiative and lots of curiosity. They are creative in how they link international relations to the study of urban transformation”, says supervisor Kirsti Stuvøy.
Whilst we wait for the Taliban to meet international human rights standards, it would be wrong to withhold humanitarian assistance as the harsh winter draws in. Humanitarian action will build confidence on both sides whilst providing critical aid, say Karim Merchant & Ingrid Nyborg.
Today, more than 80% of refugees are hosted in developing countries resulting in competition for basic resources. More sustainable solutions are needed, concludes new doctoral research by Ingunn Bjørkhaug.
New book argues that resource extraction plays a central role in defining our time and the character of our greatest existential threat - climate change. Co-written by staff and students at NMBU, including co-editor John-Andrew McNeish.
Using art, landscape architecture and ecology, Norway’s first waterscape architect creates a broad awareness of the underwater impacts of development along our coastlines and offers innovative solutions.
This week, the researchers behind the Political Ecology Forum launched a website that will be a meeting place for students and academics interested in the political side of environmental and development issues.
On 1 February, there was a military coup in Myanmar following allegations of electoral fraud. Why did this happen and what happens next in the country? Listen to Noragric PhD Fellow Marianne Mosberg on the NMBU podcast.
A review led by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and the University of Oxford has found that rather than reducing vulnerability to climate change, many internationally-funded adaptation projects reinforce, redistribute or create new sources of vulnerability in developing countries.
There have been incidents reported where people have been seriously hurt by falling tombstones. Even lives have been lost. Researchers now recommend legal changes to make gravyards safe for those visiting and working there.
In his doctoral research, Yonas Berhanu identified agricultural technologies that increase food production and farmers' incomes, make agriculture less vulnerable to climate change and contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.
Using an innovative blend of managerial sciences, welfare economics, game theory and behavioural economics, Anders Eika analysed how property developers cooperate in Norway, and the factors that help and hinder such cooperation.
1.3 billion Indians have been ordered to stay home, and public transport stopped running overnight. Millions of Indians have to walk hundreds of kilometres to get to their own homes. Researchers at NMBU now fear that the country is also facing a famine.
Multiconsult and Noragric at NMBU's Faculty of Landscape and Society will collaborate on research and consultancy on the environmental, social and economic affects of renewable energy projects, environmental management and the management of water resources.
Discover NMBU's newly established Centre for Evidence-Based Public Healthand learn about the Joanna Briggs approach to qualitative and quantitative systematic reviews. 11 October at Vitenparken. Free event, registration required.
OsloBIENNALEN uses a research-based approach to look at how art interacts with public spaces. LANDSAM is associated with the curatorial team through the research group Terrotorialisation and methods in planning (T&MP).
The authors Marius Fiskevold and Anne K. Geelmuyden will present the book Arcadia Updated - Raising landscape awareness through analytical narratives, followed by a comment from Timothy Saunders, associate professor in Languages and English literature at the University College of Volda. The event is open to the public.
It is one hundred years since the landscape architect programme began at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) making Norway the first country in Europe to educate landscape architects and this centennial will be celebrated with the OUTDOOR MATTERS exhibition at the National Museum – Architecture, Oslo.
Many of the big names in political ecology attended the POLLEN conference, opened by the Oslo Green Party's Lan Marie N. Berg in June 2018. With over 500 delegates from over 70 countries, the event is one of the largest in its field.
Noragric's 'Rights, Accountability and Power in Development' (RAPID) research group receives top ranking from the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education.
After decades of violent conflict, large numbers of Somalis have been displaced and the subsequent migration has contributed to the growth of cities across the country. This NMBU project, led by Durham University in the UK, will investigate links between urbanization and displacement in Somalia. Read more in the project’s first report.
A year ago, the Colombian president was in Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize; the Colombian government promised to protect peasants, indigenous people and afro-descendants. They are not keeping that promise, writes Noragric PhD Fellow Cornelia Helmcke (also published in forskning.no).
The project aims to improve food security in Africa by integrating ways of increasing productivity for smallholder farms with innovative institutional approaches, including the use of smart phone apps and social media to communicate techniques and information.
What are the challenges and solutions to achieving a fair valuation of the benefits of nature for a good quality of life? This is the over-arching theme of a newly published special issue of the journal Ecosystem Services, co-edited by Erik Gómez-Baggethun.