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Academic Interests

Aamodt's current research focuses on comparative analyses of climate policies in large developing countries, mainly Brazil and India. Her main research interests include domestic and international climate and energy policies, with a special focus on the BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India, and China), and international climate cooperation. In the field of EU studies, her main focus is on the relationship between the EU and the BASIC countries in international and domestic climate policy processes, and these parties' understanding and use of climate justice.


Aamodt holds a Master degree in Political Science from the University of Oslo from 2010, and in the autumn of 2017 she will hand in her PhD thesis with the working title ‘Large developing countries in international climate politics: Policy actors, coalitions, and cooperation’, at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo.

In addition to working at ARENA, she is a researcher at CICERO Center for International Climate Research in Oslo.


Aamodt's current research at ARENA is under the GLOBUS project where she analyses climate justice aspects in the relationship between Brazil and the EU in the international climate regime. 

Tags: Large developing countries, International relations, EU and climate justice, Climate policy, Comparative politics


  • Aamodt, Solveig (2018). Environmental Ministries as Climate Policy Drivers: Comparing Brazil and India. The Journal of environment & development.  ISSN 1070-4965.  27(4), s 355- 381 . doi: 10.1177/1070496518791221 Show summary
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2018). The Ability to Influence: A Comparative Analysis of the Role of Advocacy Coalitions in Brazilian Climate Politics. Review of Policy Research.  ISSN 1541-132X.  35(3), s 372- 397 . doi: 10.1111/ropr.12282 Show summary
  • Aamodt, Solveig & Stensdal, Iselin Phoebe (2017). Seizing policy windows: Policy Influence of climate advocacy coalitions in Brazil, China, and India, 2000?2015. Global Environmental Change.  ISSN 0959-3780.  46, s 114- 125 . doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2017.08.006 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2015). To be – or not to be – a low-carbon economy: a decade of climate politics in Brazil, In Guri Bang; Arild Underdal & Steinar E Andresen (ed.),  The Domestic Politics of Global Climate Change: Key Actors in International Climate Cooperation.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 9781784714925.  Kapitel 2.  s 25 - 48

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  • Aamodt, Solveig & Hermansen, Erlend Andre T. (2019). Ny sjef gir mer avskoging. KLIMA - Et magasin om klimaforskning fra CICERO.
  • Aamodt, Solveig & Hermansen, Erlend Andre T. (2019). Regnskogen under press.
  • Standal, Karina; Aamodt, Solveig; Sælen, Håkon & Andrew, Robbie (2019). Indian prime minister Modi is re-elected. What now for climate policy and mitigation?. KLIMA - Et magasin om klimaforskning fra CICERO.
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2018). Political justice in the climate negotiations: The personal reflections of a yellow badge. Global Justice Blog..
  • Aamodt, Solveig & Hermansen, Erlend Andre T. (2018). Brasils nye president vil føre en klimapolitikk som øker avskogingen og svekker urfolks rettigheter. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Aamodt, Solveig & Hermansen, Erlend Andre T. (2018). Valgbomba i Brasil sender klimapolitiske bølger til Norge. KLIMA - Et magasin om klimaforskning fra CICERO.
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2017). Understanding the BASICs – Explaining cooperation among large developing countries in international climate negotiations.
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2017). Understanding the BASICs: Cooperation among Emerging Powers in International Climate Negotiations.
  • Aamodt, Solveig & Stensdal, Iselin Phoebe (2017). Klimastrategene i Brasil, India og Kina. KLIMA - Et magasin om klimaforskning fra CICERO.
  • Stensdal, Iselin Phoebe & Aamodt, Solveig (2016). Advocacy colation's influence on cliamte policy-making: Comparative analysis on Brazil, China and India, 2000-2015.
  • Stensdal, Iselin Phoebe & Aamodt, Solveig (2016). Brazil, China and India: domestic climate change-framings.
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2015). Brazilian Climate Policy 2004-2014 – From Green to Black Emissions.
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2015). Ett år med Modi. Klima.  ISSN 1504-8136.
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2015). From green to black emissions?: Conflicting interests between climate and energy policies in Brazil.
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2015). Political interests and deforestation in Brazil.
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2015). Stem fram det grønne skiftet!. NRK Ytring.
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2015, 24. august). Valg 2015. [TV].  NRK1 fra Ålesund.
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2015, 12. september). Valgstafett. [TV].  NRK2.
  • Aamodt, Solveig; Aakre, Stine; Gullberg, Anne Therese; Bang, Guri; Aaheim, Asbjørn; Glomsrød, Solveig; Westskog, Hege & Underdal, Arild (2015). Geopolitiske virkninger av lavutslippssamfunnet. Show summary
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2014). Brasil: Fram, og tilbake igjen. Klima.  ISSN 1504-8136.
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2014). From green to black emissions in Brazil?: The energy policy transition of an emerging oil exporter.
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2014). Grønn etterspørsel gir grønnere tilbud. NRK Ytring.
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2014). Klima og geopolitikk: Hvordan endrer klimapolitikken maktbalansen i verden?.
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2014, 12. juni). NRK Radio - Temadag: Brasil. [Radio].  NRK P2.
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2013). A capacidade de influenciar: impulsores e barreiras nos processos de politicas climaticas nos paises do BASIC.
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2013). Ability to influence - Stakeholders in climate policy processes in the BASIC countries.
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2013). Klimajoker i Brasil. Klima.  ISSN 1504-8136.  (6), s 8- 9
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2013). Mens de venter på lokmotivene. Klima.  ISSN 1504-8136.  (1)
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2012). Comparing climate change mitigation policy processes in the BASIC countries.
  • Aamodt, Solveig (2012). Ikke akkurat BASIC.
  • Bang, Guri; Stensdal, Iselin Phoebe & Aamodt, Solveig (2012). Gigantene avgjør i Doha. Dagens næringsliv.  ISSN 0803-9372.
  • Aamodt, Solveig & Boasson, Elin Lerum (2008). 'Explaining change in the EU’s positions on procedural justice in global climate governance'.

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Published June 9, 2017 10:20 AM - Last modified Oct. 27, 2017 1:06 PM