Dr. Guri Bang

Dr. Guri Bang is a visiting research fellow at the Environmental Policy Research Center (Forschungszentrum für Umweltpolitik -FFU) at the Free University Berlin from April 2014 to October 2014. She will collaborate with scholars at FFU in research projects and publications directed at analyzing the German 'Energiewende' from the Nordic perspective, with particular focus on conflicts and potentials of cross-border co-operation between Norway and Germany. Bang will participate in teaching activities at FFU, and give classes on comparative methods and EU climate policies during her visit. She will also contribute to FFU’s research conference "Multi level governance of the energy transition in Germany" in November 2014.

Guri Bang is Research Director at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Policy, Oslo (CICERO). Her research interests are focused on European and U.S. energy and climate policy, the political drivers and barriers to transition towards low-carbon societies, the international climate negotiations, and comparative energy politics. She has for many years contributed to the literature on comparative studies on energy- and climate policy transitions, and is currently involved in the Norwegian Center for Strategic Challenges in International Climate Policy (CICEP), where she is leading the research on driving forces and long term policy trajectories for domestic policy development in seven key actors in the international climate negotiations: the United States, the European Union, China, India, Brazil, Japan, and Russia. She is also heading a Norwegian Research Council funded project analyzing low carbon energy policy developments in India. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Oslo.

Her recent work includes ‘Look to Sweden: The Making of a New Renewable Energy Support Scheme in Norway’ in Scandinavian Political Studies, ‘‘Explaining Growing Climate Policy Differences between the European Union and the United States’ in Global Environmental Politics, ‘Why the United States Did Not Become a Party to the Kyoto Protocol: German, Norwegian, and U.S. Perspectives’ in European Journal of International Relations, ‘Signed, but not ratified: Limits to U.S. participation in international environmental agreements’ in Review of Policy Research, and ‘Energy security and climate change concerns: Triggers for energy policy change in the United States?’ in Energy Policy.