E83. Rethinking Growth and Uncovering Psychological Barriers with Per Espen Stoknes

This episode is for every climate activist from all parts of the journey, from beginners to experienced eco-nerds, who want to learn how to better engage people into climate-positive actions and mindset! I learned all about Per Espen’s work last summer when I dove deep into his book on human psychology and the many reasons we’re not acting on climate change, and it’s a true honor to have a chance to finally sit down and speak with him.

In this episode:

  • What are the psychological barriers to climate action? (The 5 Ds)
  • How do we rethink growth?
  • What are ESG goals and why are they important?
  • How can we as individuals help fuel healthy green growth?

Per Espen Stoknes, a psychologist with PhD in economics, is a TED Global speaker, climate strategy research, and economist, and serves as the director of Centre for Green Growth at the Norwegian Business School. An experienced foresight facilitator and academic, he’s also a serial entrepreneur, including co-founding clean-tech company GasPlas. He’s also the author of several books, among them Learning from the Future and the award-winning book: What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming (2015), as well as his most recent book Tomorrow’s Economy - A Guide to Creating Healthy Green Growth.


Tomorrow’s Economy - A Guide to Creating Healthy Green Growth

What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming

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Instagram: @estoknes

Twitter: @estoknes


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Intro + outro music: No Copyright Music by Sapajou

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