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News article18 January 2019

ManagEnergy Talk with Per Stoknes: How to transform apocalypse fatigue into action

Stoknes will be our guest speaker for the ManagEnergy Talk on the 19 Feb in Brussels.

ManagEnergy Talk with Per Stoknes: How to transform apocalypse fatigue into action

Date             19 February 2019

Venue           Brussels, Crowne Plaza Hotel - Le Palace

Time             18:00

After a successful edition featuring story-teller Rob Hopkins, the ManagEnergy Talk is back for its 2nd edition during the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum - Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place! Per Espen Stoknes will deliver an inspirational speech on the topics of sustainable finance, climate and energy. 

The biggest obstacle to dealing with climate disruptions lies between your ears, says psychologist and economist Per Espen Stokes. He's spent years studying the defenses we use to avoid thinking about the demise of our planet -- and figuring out a new way of talking about global warming that keeps us from shutting down. Step away from the doomsday narratives and learn how to make caring for the earth feel personable, do-able and empowering with this fun, informative talk.

Per Espen Stoknes, a psychologist with PhD in economics, is a TED Global speaker, and serves as the director of Centre for Green Growth at the Norwegian Business School. An experienced foresight facilitator and academic, he’s also serial entrepreneur, including co-founding clean-tech company GasPlas. Author of several books, among them Learning from the Future (2004, in Norwegian) Money & Soul (2009) and the “Outstanding Academic Title of 2015” award winning book: What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming (2015).  Per Espen has the last year served as member of Norwegian Parliament.

The ManagEnergy Talks explore innovative, ambitious and transformative actions led by local/regional actors. It seeks to inspire others to spear head the drive for investment and action on sustainable energy. They are meant to serve as a forum for the discussion of new political initiatives, legislative processes or financial innovations from the different perspectives of all relevant stakeholders. Join us at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the 19th February evening for a thought-provoking ManagEnergy Talk!


REGISTER NOW via the Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place Event.


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Publication date
18 January 2019