Melina Antonia Buns

Melina Antonia Buns is a Doctoral Research Fellow at Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History at University of Oslo. Her research interests include Nordic cooperation, international environmental policies, environmental economics, nuclear history and environmental movements. She is currently part of the Nordic Civil Societies research group. Read more about Melina Antonia Buns by clicking here.

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A demonstration on 1st May 1 1969 in Oslo. The banner reads 'Nature conservation a necessity of life. Immediate action against poisoning.' Photo: Arbeiderbevegelsens arkiv og bibliotek, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND).

2021.04.07 | Article, Melina Antonia Buns, Sustainability, University of Oslo

The emergence of Nordic environmental cooperation, 1967-1974

Today the environment is a key policy issue of institutionalised Nordic cooperation. Yet it was only in the late 1960s that the environment emerged on the Nordic agenda. Its emergence was influenced by the so-called ‘ecological turn’ at the time, but economic considerations were by far the most decisive. Firstly, policy-makers were concerned that…