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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 Yale Project on Climate Change Communication
      205 Prospect Street, New Haven CT 06511
      April 27, 2015, 12:30 pm

      On April 27th, Per Espen Stoknes will speak at the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication about psychological barriers to climate action. This event will begin at 12:30 PM and take place on the 4th Floor of Sage Hall in Conference Room 41C.

    • Per Espen Stoknes at MIT
      MIT Campus, E62-262, 100 Main Street , Cambridge MA 02142
      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. This event will take place on Tuft's Medford campus in the Sophia Gordon Hall Multi Purpose Room.

    • 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 Stoknes at Joint Assembly
      201 Viger St. W, Montreal Quebec, Canada H2Z 1X7
      May 4, 2015, 12:00 pm

      Per Espen Stoknes will speak at the Joint Assembly on May 6th at 12:00 PM in Montreal. The Joint Assembly will take place from May 3-7 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

    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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