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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 School’s 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 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. More details to come.

    • Per Espen Stoknes at Jamaica Plain Forum
      Jamaica Plain Forum, Jamaica Plain MA
      April 29, 2015, 7:00 pm
    • 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 Stoknes at Seattle Town Hall
      Seattle Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, , Seattle WA 98101
      May 7, 2015, 7:00 pm

      Per Espen Stoknes will discuss his new book, " What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming," at the Seattle Town Hall on May 7 at 7:00 PM. 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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