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Per Espen Stoknes

Per Espen Stoknes is a psychologist and an economist. An entrepreneur, he has cofounded clean-energy companies, and he spearheads the BI Norwegian Business Schools executive program on green growth. He has previously worked both as a clinical and organizational psychologist and as an advisor in scenario planning to a wide range of major national and international businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit institutions. His research interests include climate and environmental strategies, economic psychology, and energy systems. Teaching areas include green growth, foresight and corporate strategy, behavioral economics and expressive arts. He has written three books, including Money and Soul. He lives in Oslo, Norway.

    Per Espen's Upcoming Events

    • Per Espen Stoknes at Columbia University
      Columbia University , New York NY 10027
      April 21, 2015, 2:30 pm

      Per Espen Stoknes will speak at Columbia University's Center for Research on Environmental Decisions on April 21st at 2:30 PM. Per Espen's lecture will take place in Uris 301 of the Business School.

    • Per Espen Stoknes at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
      WWICS, 5th floor conference room, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC 20004-3027
      April 23, 2015, 12:30 pm

      Please join us at 12:30 p.m. on April 23, 2015, for a candid discussion about how psychology and behavioral economics can help us begin to address our most pressing energy and environmental challenges – and what we can do to promote better choices in government and beyond. The panel, moderated by Ruth Greenspan Bell, a Public Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center, will examine which sorts of strategies encourage energy efficiency, how they can best be implemented and how one branch of the military is looking at incorporating these strategies to improve operational reach. Event panelists include: • Per Espen Stoknes, a psychologist and economist at the BI Norwegian Business School, will discuss how strategies rooted in human psychology might help address climate change • Elke Weber of the Columbia University School of Business will discuss how these strategies can be applied across institutions and within policymaking • Capt. James Goudreau, director of policy and partnerships in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, will discuss how these insights can help the Navy forge a culture of energy and water efficiency Presentations and discussion by the panelists will be followed by an opportunity for audience questions. This event is jointly sponsored by the by the Science and Technology Innovation Program and the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Wilson Center. For more information and press inquiries, please contact Aaron Lovell at (202) 691-4320 or [email protected] Registration is required.

    • Per Espen Stoknes at MIT
      MIT Campus, E62-262, Cambridge MA
      April 28, 2015, 11:45 am

      Per Espen Stoknes will talk about his new book, "What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming," at the MIT Sustainability Lunch Series on April 28.

    • Per Espen Stoknes at Tufts Institute of the Environment
      Sophia Gordon Hall, 15 Talbot Avenue, Somerville MA 02144
      April 28, 2015, 6:30 pm

      Per Espen Stoknes will discuss his new book, "What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming," at an event sponsored by the Tufts Institute of the Environment on April 28th at 6:30 PM.

    • Per Espen Stoknes at Jamaica Plain Forum
      6 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain MA 02130
      April 29, 2015, 7:00 pm

      On April 29th, Per Espen Stoknes will discuss how to overcome psychological barriers to climate change action at the Jamaica Plain Forum at First Church JP. This event will run from 7-8:30 PM and is open to the public.

    • Per Espen Stoknes at New Commons
      545 Pawtucket Avenue, , Pawtucket RI 02860
      April 30, 2015, 4:00 pm

      Per Espen Stoknes will discuss his new book, "What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming," at New Commons Studio on April 30. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.

    Per Espen's Books

    What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming

    Toward a New Psychology of Climate Action

    The more facts that pile up about global warming, the greater the resistance to them grows, making it harder to enact measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare communities for the inevitable change ahead.

    In What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming, Stoknes not only masterfully identifies the five main psychological barriers to climate action, but addresses them with five strategies for how to talk about global warming in a way that creates action and solutions, not further inaction and despair.


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