Centre for Green Growth
The Center for Green Growth works on climate issues in a holisitic, multidisiplinary and long term perspective. The focus is on what can be done to reduce climate gas emissions at the global, national, corporate and individual level.
On this page, you can find an overview over previous and coming events hosted by the Centre for Green Growth, as well as corresponding materials used on these occasions, such as presentations, video, online streaming etc.
2019: Urban Green Growth
2018: Launch of the UN report
2018: The 21th Century Economist
2017: Green Growth Innovation
2016: Circular Economy
2016: Smart Green Growth
2015: Climate Communications -- Green Economics
2015: Green Economics
2014: Open seminars on Climate Psychology
2014: Open seminars on green economics
2013: Open seminars on Climate Psychology
2013: Open seminars on green economics
2013: Glimpse Author gathering
2012: Open seminars on Climate Psychology
Launch of the UN Report
Can we reach the sustainable development goals without breaking the planetary boundaries?
If the world’s nations simply continue with business as usual, the world will not succeed in achieving the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the 9 planetary boundaries (PBs) by 2030, nor 2050. These are findings of a world-first foresight analysis to 2050, using a Global System Model driven by historical data from 1980-2015. The report looks forward 35 years equipped with worldwide insights from data on 35 years of past links between socio-economic development and environmental change. One out of four scenarios to 2050 shows that the world’s nations can work in a truly transformational way. This requires executing five bold and transformative changes that together can secure meeting nearly all SDGs for the world’s population within Earth’s safe operating space. These policies do require substantial political will. But the present cost will be moderate, and the future benefits and profits huge. Four scenario runs, titled Same, Faster, Harder, Smarter, are illustrated in the figure below:
The launch of the report will take place at three locations:
Jørgen Randers will present the report in Rome (Club of Rome), while Johan Rockström gives a TED Global-talk in New York.
I Oslo, BI Nydalen, Per Espen Stoknes will present the main findings after a preamble by WWF.
Welcome to the Norwegian presnetation:
Date: Wednesday 17th October
Place: BI Business School, Nydalsveien 37, Oslo. Room C1-060.
Link to register for the event here
Bård Vegar Solhjell (WWF) Welcome
Per Espen Stoknes (BI) presents the report
Nikolai Astrup (H), the minister of development, receives the report and comment on the main findings
Panel debate with Espen Barth Eide (Ap), Janicke Scheele (DNB), Julie Wedege (Statkraft), Bård Vegar Solhjell og Per Espen Stoknes.
Closing argument from Environmental agent Penelope Lea.
Moderator: Borghild Tønnessen-Krokan.
The 21th Century Economist
Seminar held on the 30th of May 2018.
In a rapidly changing world, how can economics rethink the economy’s relation to planetary boundaries? This was not important in 1900s, but is critical for the 200s.
A policy direction that is smart, inclusive and takes advantage of ‘green’ as the next big technological and market opportunity. We explore what the role of the State is in ensuring whether opportunities are taken, and the importance of direct public investment for promoting the creation of public goods and courageous risk-taking in research and innovation in both the public and private sectors. This BI seminar gives you the theory, practical examples and mingling you need to get updated.
Prestentation can be accessed below
Johan Rockstrøm, prof SRC: Planetary boundaries ... planetary economics? Presentation here
Nina Ekelund, CEO Haga-initiative: How Swedish businesses are rethinking emission economics. Presentation here
Bjørn Haugland, DNV-GL: The SDG’s and the Energy outlook for the coming decades. Presentation here
Jørgen Randers, prof. BI: Improving wellbeing for the world’s billions by three solutions. Presentation here
Biovotec, CEO Ralf Schmidt: From biowaste to advanced wound care treatment. No presentation will be available
Viking Heat Engines, CEO Tor Hodne: Power your processes with waste heat. Presentation here
Hunton Fiber, Chariman F.W. Mowinckel: Natural-fiber insulation - A game changer. Presentation here
Ocean Project, CEO Christofer Troedsson:Tunicates: A new marine biomass for animal feed and
cellulose production. Presentation here
FUSen, Sivilingeniør Trygve Mongstad: Green buildings – how facades and roofs can be part of the sustainable energy solution. Presentation here
Jannike Østervold, Cultura Bank: Value based banking for the real economy. Presentation here
Catherine Banet & Sylvia Weddegjerde, Coolcrowd: Crowdfunding agricultural carbon? Presentation here
Beate Sjåfjell prof UiO Dep of Law: Integrating SDGs into Corporate Law. Presentation here
Martin Skancke, Climate Risk Commission: Integrating Climate Risk into Financial Stability and the Norwegian Economy. Presentation here
Kalle Moene, prof. UiO Dep of Econ (tbc): Integrating SDGs into the Nordic Model. No presentation available.
Green Growth Innovation 2017
The seminar revolved around smart polices that are smart, inclusive and takes advantage of ‘green’ as the next big technological and market opportunity. We explored what the role of the State is in ensuring whether opportunities are taken, and the importance of direct public investment for promoting the creation of public goods and courageous risk-taking in research and innovation in both the public and private sectors. The BI seminar gave theory and practical examples needed to get updated.
Below you can access the presentations.
“Smart green growth” innovation for a prosperous society - Carlota Perez, professor, London School of Economics
Radical Innovation from The ‘Drawdown’ Project -Paul Hawken, author
Institutional Innovation for Securing Green Growth -Arild Vatn, professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Shelf Life Indicators for Smarter, Better Food -Kristen Hovland, CEO, Keep-It Technologies
Realizing the Smart Grid with Big Data - Tina Skagen, eSmart
Roof Power to All -Andreas Thorsheim, CEO, Otovo
Smarter Buildings in Smarter Cities -Ane Marte Hausken, Lyse
Fast growing sustainable timber into hardwoods -Christian Jebsen, CEO, Kebony
Ethical Green Impact Investment -Kjell F. Løvold, CEO, Cultura Bank
Re-inventing Prosperity with 13 New Policy Solutions -Jørgen Randers, professor, BI
Medarbeidernes rolle i å drive grønn innovasjon -Vegard Einan, Parat&YS-Privat
X2 - Innovation Center - Et nytt liv etter oljen? -Christian Rangen
De nye innovasjonspolitiske utfordringene: System re-design -Håkon Haugli, Abelia
BI's 2016 Seminar on Circular Economy
Presentations and video from Seminar on Circular Economy
Today's economic system can be described as Linear Economy. This means that a product is manufactured in order to be sold, consumed and finally disposed of. The scarcity of resources forces us to reevaluate this approach and move towards greater resource productivity and reduced waste and pollution. What are the consequences for business development and innovation, working environment, expertise and politics of such movement? Sign up for our seminar to hear up-to-date research results and new ideas on the topic.
(Description and program in Norwegian)
Veien fremover går i sirkel - seminar om sirkulær økonomi
Dagens økonomiske system kan beskrives som lineært. Et produkt lages med det formål at det skal selges, deretter forbrukes, før det blir til avfall. Dette kan ikke fortsette, da jordens knappe ressurser er i ferd med å bli brukt opp.
- Introduksjon video
- Sirkulær økonomi "Fra gamle travere til fremtidens supermaterialer!" v/Per Espen Stoknes, BI; video
- Hvordan får vi det til v/Helga Rognstad, Tankesmien Agenda; video
- Eksempler på sirkulær økonomi Toril Bache Jenssen, EFG HOV+DOKKA; video
Eksempler på sirkulær økonomi fortsetter:
BI's 2016 Seminar on Smart Green Growth
For years there has been talk of decoupling economic growth from resource use. It has seemed almost impossible based on 1900s economics, but now looking increasingly achievable as companies take on the challenges even when national governments hesitate. Green Growth is described as an ambitious new model for economic growth for the 2000s. But if the envisioned transformation is to succeed rapidly enough it requires a fresh approach to economics, innovation and proactive policymaking.
- Idar Kreuzer, Leader Green Competitiveness Commission: Green Competitiveness What and Why? Watch video here.
- Gunter Pauli, Founder Zeri.: Change the Rules of the Game to Accelerate Commercialisation? Watch video here.
- Helga Vanthournout, Sen. Expert McKinsey: Monetizing the Promises of Circular Economy. Watch video here.
- Panel: Are we now seeing the green growth paradigm shift? Watch video here.
- Raymond Carlsen, CEO Scatec Solar: Business Model Innovation in Solar Power. Watch video here.
- Aleksander Mortensen, Sen. VP Tomra: Beyond bottles. Improving Yields With Smarter Sensors. Watch video here.
- Harald Grande, CEO Tizir: More Titanium with Less Resource Use. Watch video here.
- Jon Funderud, CEO Seaweed solutions: Food, health and energy from ocean biomas. Watch video here.
- Anders H. Lier, CEO Enoro: How Data Can Contribute to a Sustainable Energy Future. Watch video here.
- Four Smart Green Innovative Companies from Techmakers' Green Accelerator. Watch video here.
- Andreas Klemsdal, Finansavisen: Rene Katastrofer - Grønne Milliardfiaskoer. Watch video here.
- Per Espen Stoknes, BI: Grønn-prat eller reell smart grønn vekst - hva er forskjellen? Watch video here.
- Politisk panel: Nikolai Astrup (H), Terje Aasland (Ap), Trine Skei Grande (V), and Rasmus Hanson (MDG) moderated by Hilde Widerøe Wibe (in Norwegian). Watch video here.
BI's 2015 Seminar on Climate Communications
While we wait for top-down climate solutions to - hopefully - emerge from Paris, we know that intensive bottom-up actions are necessary to push bolder policy. This was the focus of the fourth Climate Communications seminar at Norwegian Business School.
- Bente Wahl & Kamilla Pedersen, Met.no: Historien bak 'Værmelding 2050' (.pdf)
- Per Espen Stoknes, BI: Balancing individual action and structural solutions (.pdf)
- Eva Fosby Livgard, TNS Gallup: Nordmenns klimaengasjement 2008-2015 (.pdf)
- Steffen Kalbekken, GreenNudge: Green by design! (.pdf)
- Christian Klöckner, NTNU: Hvordan påvirke kjøp av biff og fisk? (.pdf)
BI's 2015 Seminar on Green Economics
The seminar was based on the contributions written out as full text contributions in the book Science Based Activism.
- Bjart Holtsmark, SSB: Is Using Biofules from Forest a Good Idea? (.pdf)
- Gudmund Hernes, BI/FAFO: A Mood of Optimism in Climate Policy? (.pdf)
- Iulie Alsaksen, SSB: The Nature Index as a Tool for Activism (.pdf)
- John Elkington, SustainAbility, Volans: The Breakthrough Decade (.pdf)
- Marit M. Sjøvaag, BI/Bellona: A Realistic Review of Norway's "Lead Role"? (.pdf)
- Mathis Wackernagel, Ecol, Footprint Network: The Economic Impacts of Overshoot (.pdf)
- Nick Sitter, BI: Can Democracies Handle the Long-term Climate & Energy Issues? The Case of EU (.pdf)
- Jørgen Randers, BI: Trying (in vain) to save the world: Jørgen's story from 1970 - 2015 (.pdf)
- Per Espen Stoknes, BI: The Happy Climate Approach (.pdf) and video here
- Open seminars on Climate Psychology (autumn 2012, 2013 and 2014) held at BI in Nydalen in cooperation with GreeNudge, Miljødirektoratet, NSB and others.
- Open seminars on green economics (spring 2013, 2014) held at BI in Nydalen, in cooperation with NV-GL, YS, NHO, UiO-BI Business Forum.
- Glimpse Authors gathering (2013) – First GAG, organized at Cambridge UK. This was an academic meeting of 25 authors of "glimpse" in 2052-book.