Centre for sustainability and energy


  • Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - dagbladet.no Per Espen Stoknes is now representing Miljøpartiet at the parliament

    On his first day Geir Ramnefjell writes for Dagbladet that; “if everyone would think as Per Espen it will be possible to stop the climate change”. Per Espen is ready for his new tasks and look forward to contributing to a greener parliament until summer.

  • Friday, 01 September 2017 - ted.com Per Espen Stoknes will participate at this years TEDGlobal conference in New York

    He is the first Norwegian to be invited to this conference and will, amongst others, be accompanied by Christiane Amanpour, Margrethe Vestager og Elif Shafak. Per Espen will talk about the psychological barriers to why people ignore the climate change. The conference will be filmed and published by TEDGlobal.


  • Thursday, 17 November 2016 - dn.no Per Espen Stoknes has published a chronicle about the climate crisis in Dagens Næringsliv

    "We can solve climate crisis just with some few profitable measures, no matter what the US president does during the climate negotiations." - Per Espen Stoknes and Jorgen Randers.

  • Sunday, 04 September 2016 - viewpointsradio.org "The Climate Change Mindset"

    Listen to the interview with Per Espen Stoknes conducted by Gary Price at Viewpoint on "The Climate Change Mindset" here.

  • Saturday, 04 June 2016 - bi.no The Smart Green Growth conference hosted by BI, Abelia and Norsk Industri was a great success!

    Well over two hundred participants gathered to get updates on the latest research and current public debate provided by the experts in the field. The event was the top news on BI's internal "bikuben" newsletter. We have also received a lot of attention from the public and mainstream media.

  • Tuesday, 31 May 2016 - dn.no Per Espen Stoknes has published a feature article in Dagens Næringsliv

    "Green Growth entails much more than use of electric cars and solar panels. Each sector, also oil industry, can contribute to green growth by ensuring at least five per cent increase in value-added-to-emissions ratio." - Per Espen Stoknes

  • Tuesday, 12 January 2016 - ala.org Per Espen Stoknes' latest book "What we think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming" has won an "Outstanding Academic Titles 2015" award

    Each year the American Library Association's magazine Choice publishes a list of Outstanding Academic Titles that were reviewed during the previous calendar year. This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community.

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    Here is what the magazine's editors wrote about Stoknes and his book:

    "Stoknes (a psychologist, economist, and entrepreneur based in Norway) does not explain climate change. Rather, he illuminates barriers that prevent solving problems caused by increasing global temperatures while simultaneously giving a clear strategy to overcome these hurdles. The book's three parts —'Thinking: Understanding the Climate Paradox,' 'Doing: If It Doesn't Work, Do Something Else,' 'Being: Inside the Living Air'—examine how people think about climate, what individuals can do to affect climate, and how one relates to environment. Each is well researched and insightful and offers powerful proposals. Stoknes explains why so many people have laissez-faire attitudes to dire predictions from the scientific community, and he reveals tactics employed by those wishing to conduct business as usual. He poses a clear blueprint for new ways to engage in global climate discussions. This reviewer notices that many journalists are adopting Stoknes' designs—evidently his ideas are becoming mainstream. Although he successfully addresses the climate issue, it is clear that Stoknes has something bigger in mind as he expertly describes contemporary human relationships with the natural world and offers hope for a revitalized ecological link. This book will initiate a paradigm shift in thinking about and discussing climate change. Read it soon. Summing Up: Essential. All readers."