Climate psychology: Why our brains ignore climate change -and what to do about it

An inspiring keynote presentation about:

  • Why rational facts are insufficient to create lasting engagement
  • The 5 main psychological barriers stopping climate communications
  • How to bypass the barriers with evidence-based communication solutions
  • Under what conditions will humans take everyday action for the long-term
  • How individual actions do not solve the climate problem, but do build bottom-up support for structural change

Per Espen Stoknes, Co-Director Center for Sustainability and Energy, Norwegian Business School, Oslo

Per Espen Stoknes is a TED Global speaker, a psychologist with PhD in economics, and serves as the director of Centre for Sustainability and Energy at the Norwegian Business School in Oslo. An experienced foresight facilitator and academic, he’s also serial entrepreneur, including co-founding clean-tech company GasPlas. Author of several books, among them Money & Soul (2009) and the award-winning book: What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming (2015). His latest books are Tomorrow’s Economy (2021) on MITPress, and Earth For All (2022) with the Club of Rome. Per Espen has served as member of Norwegian Parliament, and on the EU Commission’s mission board on Horizon Europe’s Climate Change and Societal Adaptation. He has been a central contributor to the Club of Rome’s project.

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