Karen O'Brien

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Academic Interests

Karen O'Brien’s research focuses on climate change impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation including how climate change interacts with globalization processes and the implications for human security. She is interested in how transdisciplinary and integral approaches to global change research can contribute to a better understanding of how societies both create and respond to change, and particularly the role of beliefs, values and worldviews in transformations to sustainability. She is also interested in the potential implications of quantum social theory for climate change responses. She has participated in four IPCC reports and is on the Science Committee for Future Earth, a 10-year global change research initiative. She is also the co-founder of cCHANGE.no, a website that provides perspectives on transformation in a changing climate. Her current research projects include "Voices of the Future: Values and visions of Norwegian Youth on Responses to Climate Change and CLIMATE&BELIEFS: Exploring the relationship between belief systems and climate change adaptation. Courses Taught

Background

  • B.A. in International Relations at the College of William and Mary, 1985
  • M.S. in Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990
  • Ph.D. in Geography at the Pennsylvania State University, 1995
  • Post-doc at the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), 1996
  • Senior Research Fellow at CICERO, 1997-2005
  • 20% position in the Department of Human Geography, 2001
  • Professor in Human Geography, 2005

Awards

  • 2015 University of Oslo Student Parliament's Teaching Award
  • 2011 Burtoni Prize for Adaptation Research
  • 2008 AAG Meridian Book Award (with Robin Leichenko) for ”Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures
  • Shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awared to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Positions Held

  • 2014 – 2015    Science Committee, Our Common Future in a Changing Climate Conference, Paris 2015
  • 2013 – 2015    Member of Science Committee, Future Earth
  • 2012 – 2014    Transdisciplinary Advisory Board member, EU Joint Programming Initiative –Climate Change.
  • 2012 – 2014    Core Writing Team Member for the Synthesis Report (SYR), IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, and Topic 3 Co-Facilitator
  • 2012 – 2014    Author, Summary for Policy Makers, IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, Working Group II.
  • 2009 – 2014    Lead Author, IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, Working Group II, Chapter 20.
  • 2012 – 2014    Board Member, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo.
  • 2011 -- 2013    Chair of Working Group "Towards a Revolution in Education and Capacity Building" for ESF-COST Forward Look RESCUE Project
  • 2011– 2013     Member, Transition Team, 10-year Initiative on Earth System Science for Global Sustainability. Co-Chair of Working Group on “Research Vision”.
  • 2009 – 2012    Coordinating Lead Author of Chapter 8 of the IPCC SREX report
Tags: Human geography, Environment, Climate change, Transformation, Social Change

Publications

O’Brien, K.L. and E. Selboe (eds) (2015) The Adaptive Challenge of Climate Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Inderberg, T.H., S. Eriksen, K.L. O´Brien and L. Sygna (2015) Climate Change Adaptation and Development: Transforming Paradigms and Practices. London: Routledge.

O’Brien, K.L., L. Sygna and J. Wolf (eds) (2013) A Changing Environment for Human Security: Transformative Approaches to Research, Policy and Action. London: Earthscan.

O’ Brien, K.L., A. St. Clair, and B. Kristoffersen (eds) (2010) Climate Change, Ethics, and Human Security. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Matthews, R. A., J. Barnett, B. McDonald and K. L. O'Brien (eds) (2010) Global Environmental Change and Human Security, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

O´Brien, K. (2012) Global environmental change II. From adaptation to deliberate transformation. Progress in Human Geography 36(5): 667-676.

Leichenko, R.M. and K.L. O’Brien (2008) Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures. New York: Oxford University Press

O’Brien, K.L. et al. (2007) Why different interpretations of vulnerability matter in climate change discourses, Climate Policy 7: 73-88.

O’Brien, K. et al. (2004) Mapping vulnerability to multiple stressors: Climate change and economic globalization in India, Global Environmental Change 14(4): 303-313.

O’Brien, K.L., L. Sygna and J.E. Haugen (2004) Vulnerable or resilient? A multi-scale assessment of climate impacts and vulnerability in Norway, Climatic Change 64: 193-225.

Leichenko, R. and K. O’Brien (2002) The dynamics of rural vulnerability to global change: The case of Southern Africa, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 7: 1-18.

O’Brien, K. and R. Leichenko (2000) Double exposure: Assessing the impacts of climate change within the context of economic globalization, Global Environmental Change 10(3): 221-232.

  • Selboe, Elin; Nordbø, Milda Jonusaite & O'Brien, Karen (2017). Klima- og samfunnsendringer, I: David Christoffer Jordhus-Lier & Kristian Stokke (red.),  Samfunnsgeografi: En innføring.  Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 9788202547752.  22.  s 305 - 316
  • Bai, Xuemei; van der Leeuw, Sander; O'Brien, Karen; Berkhout, Frans; Biermann, Frank; Brondizio, Eduardo S.; Cudennec, Christophe; Dearing, John; Duraiappah, Anantha; Glaser, Marion; Revkin, Andrew; Steffen, Will & Syvitski, James (2016). Plausible and desirable futures in the Anthropocene: A new research agenda. Global Environmental Change.  ISSN 0959-3780.  39, s 351- 362 . doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.09.017
  • Brondizio, Eduardo S.; O'Brien, Karen; Bai, Xuemei; Biermann, Frank; Steffen, Will; Berkhout, Frans; Cudennec, Christophe; Lemos, Maria Carmen; Wolfe, Alexander; Palma-Oliveira, Jose & Chen, Chen-Tung Arthur (2016). Re-conceptualizing the Anthropocene: A call for collaboration. Global Environmental Change.  ISSN 0959-3780.  39, s 318- 327 . doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.02.006
  • Carter, Timothy R.; Fronzek, Stefan; Inkinen, Aino; Lahtinen, Ismo; Lahtinen, Matti; Mela, Hanna; O'Brien, Karen; Rosentrater, Lynn D.; Ruuhela, Reija; Simonsson, Louise & Terama, Emma (2016). Characterising vulnerability of the elderly to climate change in the Nordic region. Regional Environmental Change.  ISSN 1436-3798. . doi: 10.1007/s10113-014-0688-7
  • O'Brien, Karen (2016). Climate change and social transformations: is it time for a quantum leap?. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change.  ISSN 1757-7780.  7(5), s 618- 626 . doi: 10.1002/wcc.413
  • Eriksen, Siri E H; Inderberg, Tor Håkon; O'Brien, Karen & Sygna, Linda (2015). Introduction: Development as usual is not enough, In Tor Håkon Inderberg; Siri E H Eriksen; Karen O'Brien & Linda Sygna (ed.),  Climate Change Adaptation and Development: Transforming Paradigms and Practices.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781138025967.  1.  s 1 - 18
  • O'Brien, Karen (2015). Political agency: The key to tackling climate change. Science.  ISSN 0036-8075.  350(6265), s 1170- 1171
  • O'Brien, Karen; Eriksen, Siri E H; Inderberg, Tor Håkon & Sygna, Linda (2015). Climate change and development: adaptation through transformation, In Tor Håkon Inderberg; Siri E H Eriksen; Karen O'Brien & Linda Sygna (ed.),  Climate Change Adaptation and Development: Transforming Paradigms and Practices.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781138025967.  15.  s 273 - 289
  • O'Brien, Karen & Selboe, Elin (2015). Climate change as an adaptive challenge, In Karen O'Brien & Elin Selboe (ed.),  The Adaptive Challenge of Climate Change.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781107022980.  1.  s 1 - 23
  • O'Brien, Karen & Selboe, Elin (2015). Social transformation: The real adaptive challenge, In Karen O'Brien & Elin Selboe (ed.),  The Adaptive Challenge of Climate Change.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781107022980.  17.  s 311 - 324
  • Pelling, Mark; O'Brien, Karen & Matyas, David (2015). Adaptation and transformation. Climatic Change.  ISSN 0165-0009.  133(1), s 113- 127 . doi: 10.1007/s10584-014-1303-0
  • Denton, Fatima; Wilbanks, Thomas J.; O'Brien, Karen; Abeysinghe, Achala; Burton, Ian; Gao, Qingzhu; Carmen Lemos, Maria; Masui, Toshihiko & Warner, Koko (2014). Climate-Resilient Pathways: Adaptation, Mitigation, and Sustainable Development, In  Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the FifthAssessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 978-1-107-05807-1.  20.  s 1101 - 1131
  • O'Brien, Karen (2014). Global Citizens of the World Unite!, In Aksel Braanen Sterri (ed.),  Global citizen - challenges and responsibility in an interconnected world.  Sense Publishers.  ISBN 9789462099289.  4.  s 27 - 36
  • Leichenko, Robin M.; O'Brien, Karen & Solecki, William (2013). Climate change and the global financial crisis: Stresses, synergies, and challenges for human security, In Linda Sygna; Karen O'Brien & Johanna Wolf (ed.),  A Changing Environment for Human Security - Transformative Approaches to Research, Policy and Action.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-84971-301-6.  Kapittel 10.  s 117 - 125
  • O'Brien, Karen (2013). Global environmental change III: Closing the gap between knowledge and action. Progress in Human Geography.  ISSN 0309-1325.  37(4), s 587- 596 . doi: 10.1177/0309132512469589
  • O'Brien, Karen (2013). The Courage to Change: Adaptation from the Inside-Out, In Susanne Moser & Maxwell Boykoff (ed.),  Successful Adaptation to Climate Change: Linking Science and Practice in a Rapidly Changing World.  Routledge.  ISBN 9780415524995.  Kapittelnummer 18.  s 306 - 320
  • O'Brien, Karen & Barnett, Jon (2013). Global environmental change and human security. Annual Review Environment and Resources.  ISSN 1543-5938.  38, s 373- 391 . doi: 10.1146/annurev-environ-032112-100655
  • O'Brien, Karen; Reams, Jonathan; Caspari, Anne; Dugmore, Andrew J.; Faghihimani, Maryam; Fazey, Ioan; Hackmann, Heide; Manuel-Navarrete, David; Marks, John; Miller, Riel; Raivio, Kari; Romero-Lankao, Patricia; Virji, Hassan; Vogel, Coleen & Winiwarter, Verena (2013). You say you want a revolution? Transforming education and capacity building in response to global change. Environmental Science and Policy.  ISSN 1462-9011.  28, s 48- 59 . doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2012.11.011
  • O'Brien, Karen & Sygna, Linda (2013). Responding to climate change: the three spheres of transformation, In  Proceedings of Transformation in a Changing Climate, 19-21 June 2013, Oslo, Norway.  Universitetet i Oslo.  ISBN 978-82-570-2000-2.  Del 1.
  • O'Brien, Karen; Sygna, Linda & Wolf, Johanna (2013). A Changing Environment for Human Security , In Linda Sygna; Karen O'Brien & Johanna Wolf (ed.),  A Changing Environment for Human Security - Transformative Approaches to Research, Policy and Action.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-84971-301-6.  1.  s 1 - 25
  • Wolf, Johanna; O'Brien, Karen & Sygna, Linda (2013). The Future Is Now: Human Security is a Choice , In Linda Sygna; Karen O'Brien & Johanna Wolf (ed.),  A Changing Environment for Human Security - Transformative Approaches to Research, Policy and Action.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-84971-301-6.  38.  s 452 - 459
  • Adger, W. Neil; Barnett, Jon; Brown, Katrina; Marshall, Nadine & O'Brien, Karen (2012). Cultural Dimensions of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation. Nature Climate Change.  ISSN 1758-678X. . doi: 10.1038/NCLIMATE1666
  • O'Brien, Karen (2012). Global environmental change II: From adaptation to deliberate transformation. Progress in Human Geography.  ISSN 0309-1325.  36(5), s 667- 676 . doi: 10.1177/0309132511425767
  • O'Brien, Karen; Pelling, Mark; Patwardhan, Anand; Hallegatte, Stephane; Maskrey, Andrew; Oki, Taikan; Oswald-Spring, Úrsula; Wilbanks, Thomas & Zebhe Yanda, Pius (2012). Toward a sustainable and resilient future., In Christopher B. Field; Vicente Barrors; Stocker Thomas F.; Qin Dahe; David Jon Dokken; Kristie L. Ebi; Michael D. Mastrandrea; Katharine J. Mach; Gian-Kasper Plattner; Simon K. Allen; Melinda Tignor & Pauline M. Midgley (ed.),  Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 978-1-107-02506-6.  8.  s 437 - 486
  • Adger, W. Neil; Brown, Katrina Gry; Nelson, Donald R.; Berkes, Fikret; Eakin, Hallie; Folke, Carl; Galvin, Kathleen; Gunderson, Lance; Goulden, Marisa; O'Brien, Karen; Ruitenbeek, Jack & Tompkins, Emma L. (2011). Resilience implications of policy responses to climate change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change.  ISSN 1757-7780.  2(5), s 757- 766 . doi: 10.1002/wcc.133
  • Eriksen, Siri E H; Aldunce, Paulina; Bahinipati, Chandra; Martins, Rafael; Molefe, John; Nhemachena, Charles; O'Brien, Karen; Olorunfemi, Felix; Park, Jacob; Sygna, Linda & Ulsrud, Kirsten (2011). When not every response to climate change is a good one: Identifying principles for sustainable adaptation . Climate and Development.  ISSN 1756-5529.  3(1), s 7- 20 . doi: 10.3763/cdev.2010.0060
  • O'Brien, Karen (2011). Responding to environmental change: A new age for human geography?. Progress in Human Geography.  ISSN 0309-1325.  35(4), s 542- 549 . doi: 10.1177/0309132510377573
  • Solecki, William; Leichenko, Robin & O'Brien, Karen (2011). Climate change adaptation strategies and disaster risk reduction in cities: connections, contentions, and synergies. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability.  ISSN 1877-3435.  3(3), s 135- 141 . doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2011.03.001
  • Hayward, Bronwyn & O'Brien, Karen (2010). Social contracts in a changing climate: security of what and for whom?, In Karen O'Brien; Asuncion St. Clair & Berit Kristoffersen (ed.),  Climate change, ethics and human security.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 978-0521-19766-3.  Chapter 11.  s 199 - 214
  • Leichenko, Robin M.; O'Brien, Karen & Solecki, W. (2010). Climate Change and the Global Financial Crisis: A Case of Double Exposure. Annals of the Association of American Geographers.  ISSN 0004-5608.  100(4), s 963- 972 . doi: 10.1080/00045608.2010.497340
  • O'Brien, Karen (2010). Integral Adaptation to Climate Change. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice.  ISSN 1944-5083.  5(1), s 89- 102
  • O'Brien, Karen (2010). Responding to Environmental Change: A New Age for Human Geography?. Progress in Human Geography.  ISSN 0309-1325.  s 1- 8 . doi: 10.1177/0309132510377573
  • O'Brien, Karen (2010). Responding to climate change: The need for an integral approach, In Sean Esbjørn-Hargens (ed.),  Integral Theory in Action: Applied, Theoretical, and Critical Perspectives on the AQAL Model.  SUNY Press.  ISBN 9781438433851.  Chap..  s 65 - 78
  • O'Brien, Karen; Barnett, J. & Matthew, R.A. (2010). Charting the Next Generation of Global Environmental Change and Human Security Research, In Richard A Matthew; Jon Barnett; Bryan McDonald & Karen O'Brien (ed.),  Global Environmental Change and Human Security.  MIT Press.  ISBN 978-0-262-51308-1.  15.
  • O'Brien, Karen; Barnett, J. & Matthew, R.A. (2010). Introduction: Global Environmental Change and Human Security, In Richard A Matthew; Jon Barnett; Bryan McDonald & Karen O'Brien (ed.),  Global Environmental Change and Human Security.  MIT Press.  ISBN 978-0-262-51308-1.  1.
  • O'Brien, Karen & Leichenko, Robin (2010). Global Environmental Change, Equity, and Human Security, In Karen O'Brien; Asuncion St. Clair & Berit Kristoffersen (ed.),  Climate change, ethics and human security.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 978-0521-19766-3.  Chapter 8.
  • O'Brien, Karen; St. Clair, Asuncion & Kristoffersen, Berit (2010). The Framing of Climate Change: Why it Matters, In Karen O'Brien; Asuncion St. Clair & Berit Kristoffersen (ed.),  Climate change, ethics and human security.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 978-0521-19766-3.  1.  s 3 - 22
  • O'Brien, Karen; St. Clair, Asuncion & Kristoffersen, Berit (2010). Towards a new science on climate change, In Karen O'Brien; Asuncion St. Clair & Berit Kristoffersen (ed.),  Climate change, ethics and human security.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 978-0521-19766-3.  12.  s 215 - 227
  • O'Brien, Karen & Wolf, Johanna (2010). A Value-based Approach to Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change.  ISSN 1757-7780.  1(2), s 232- 242 . doi: 10.1002/wcc.30
  • O'Brien, Karen (2009). Do Values Subjectively Define the Limits to Climate Change Adaptation?, In Karen O'Brien; Neil Adger & I. Lorenzoni (ed.),  Adapting to Climate Change: Thresholds, Values, Governance.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9780521764858.  10.  s 164 - 180
  • O'Brien, Karen; Adger, N. & Lorenzoni, I. (2009). Adaptation Now, In Karen O'Brien; Neil Adger & I. Lorenzoni (ed.),  Adapting to Climate Change: Thresholds, Values, Governance.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9780521764858.  1.  s 1 - 22
  • O'Brien, Karen; Hayward, B. & Berkes, F. (2009). Rethinking Social Contracts: Building Resilience in a Changing Climate. Ecology & society.  ISSN 1708-3087.  14(2)
  • O'Brien, Karen; Quinlan, T & Ziervogel, G (2009). Vulnerability interventions in the context of multiple stressors: lessons from the Southern Africa Vulnerability Initiative (SAVI). Environmental Science and Policy.  ISSN 1462-9011.  12(1), s 23- 32 . doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2008.10.008
  • Barnett, J.; Matthew, R.A. & O'Brien, Karen (2008). Global Environmental Change and Human Security, In H.G. (et al.) Brauch (ed.),  Globalization and Environmental Challenges. Reconceptualizing Security in the 21st Century.  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-540-75976-8.  Part IV.  s 355 - 363
  • Barnett, Jon; Matthew, R.A. & O'Brien, Karen (2008). Global environmental change and human security, In H.G. (et al.) Brauch (ed.),  Globalization and Environmental Challenges. Reconceptualizing Security in the 21st Century.  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-540-75976-8.  Chapter 24.

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  • Inderberg, Tor Håkon; Eriksen, Siri E H; O'Brien, Karen & Sygna, Linda (ed.) (2015). Climate Change Adaptation and Development: Transforming Paradigms and Practices. Routledge.  ISBN 9781138025967.  295 s.
  • O'Brien, Karen & Selboe, Elin (ed.) (2015). The Adaptive Challenge of Climate Change. Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781107022980.  346 s.
  • O'Brien, Karen & Sygna, Linda (2013). Proceedings of Transformation in a Changing Climate, 19-21 June 2013, Oslo, Norway. Universitetet i Oslo.  ISBN 978-82-570-2000-2.  325 s.
  • Sygna, Linda; O'Brien, Karen & Wolf, Johanna (ed.) (2013). A Changing Environment for Human Security - Transformative Approaches to Research, Policy and Action. Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-84971-301-6.  468 s.
  • Sygna, Linda; O'Brien, Karen & Wolf, Johanne (ed.) (2013). A Changing Environment for Human Security: New Agendas for Research, Policy and Action. Earthscan Publications Ltd..  ISBN 978-1849713023.  496 s.
  • O'Brien, Karen; Mittet, Siri; Bakkeslett, Eva; Eriksen, Siri E H; Hansen-Bauer, Inger; Hovelsrud, Grete K.; Inderberg, Tor Håkon; Ruud, Cathrine; Saglie, Inger-Lise & Sygna, Linda (2012). Klimatilpasning: Hva betyr det for meg?. Unipub forlag.  ISBN 978-82-303-2042-6.  108 s.
  • O'Brien, Karen; Mittet, Siri; Bakkeslett, Eva; Eriksen, Siri E H; Hanssen-Bauer, Inger; Hovelsrud, Grete K.; Inderberg, Tor Håkon; Ruud, Cathrine; Saglie, Inger-Lise & Sygna, Linda (2012). Klimatilpasning : hva betyr det for meg?. PLAN-prosjektet.  ISBN 978-82-303-2042-6.  108 s.
  • Matthew, Richard A; Barnett, Jon; McDonald, Bryan & O'Brien, Karen (ed.) (2010). Global Environmental Change and Human Security. MIT Press.  ISBN 978-0-262-51308-1.  328 s.
  • O'Brien, Karen; St. Clair, Asuncion & Kristoffersen, Berit (ed.) (2010). Climate change, ethics and human security. Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 978-0521-19766-3.  231 s.
  • O'Brien, Karen; Adger, Neil & Lorenzoni, I. (ed.) (2009). Adapting to Climate Change: Thresholds, Values, Governance. Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9780521764858.  530 s.

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  • Andersen, Ole Kristian Mørch; O'Brien, Karen & Hauge, Åshild Lappegard (2016). Flomforvaltningens møte med klimaendringer. Erfaringer fra en perifer kommune i Oppland.
  • O'Brien, Karen (2016). Adaptation through Transformation: Can Future Earth make a difference?.
  • O'Brien, Karen (2016). Climate Change and Transformations to Sustainability: Why People Matter!.
  • O'Brien, Karen (2016). Climate Change: Transforming the Future..
  • O'Brien, Karen (2016). Climate Change: What’s the Story?.
  • O'Brien, Karen (2016). Communications for a green transition in Europe.
  • O'Brien, Karen (2016, 03. september). Den fjerde nordiske klimatilpasningskonferansen “From Research to Action and Transformation”. [Internett].  http://www.bjerknes.uib.no/.
  • O'Brien, Karen (2016). Diving Deeper: What do we really mean by integrated research on oceans?.
  • O'Brien, Karen (2016). From theory to practice: What quantum social theory means for collaboration..
  • O'Brien, Karen (2016). Future Earth: Can we co-design and co-produce transformations to sustainability?.
  • O'Brien, Karen (2016). Future Earth: Co-design and co-production of research for sustainability.
  • O'Brien, Karen (2016). Future Earth: Transformations Knowledge Action Network.
  • O'Brien, Karen (2016, 05. august). Klimaforsker i krisetid.  Klassekampen.
  • O'Brien, Karen (2016). Responding to climate change: Is it time for a quantum leap?.
  • O'Brien, Karen (2016). Response. Science.  ISSN 0036-8075.  351(6271), s 349 . doi: 10.1126/science.351.6271.349
  • O'Brien, Karen (2016). The Science and Politics of Climate Change.
  • O'Brien, Karen (2016). Transformations to Sustainability..
  • O'Brien, Karen (2016). Trenger vi humaniora og samfunnsfag i det grønne skiftet?.
  • Fuglestvedt, Jan S. & O'Brien, Karen (2015). IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Synthesis Report.
  • Fuglestvedt, Jan S. & O'Brien, Karen (2015). Up close and personal with climate change and the IPCC.
  • O'Brien, Karen (2015). Climate Change and Society:The Decade that Matters.
  • O'Brien, Karen (2015). Climate Change, Sustainability and the Future: Education for Transformation.
  • O'Brien, Karen (2015). Leading transformations in a changing climate.
  • O'Brien, Karen (2015). Transformations to Sustainability: Moving from Knowledge to Action.
  • O'Brien, Karen & Selboe, Elin (2015). Technology is not enough! Approaching climate change as an adaptive challenge..
  • Selboe, Elin; Hayward, Bronwyn & O'Brien, Karen (2015). Dutiful, Disruptive, or Dangerous Dissent? Understanding Youth Activism in Climate Change..
  • Selboe, Elin & O'Brien, Karen (2015). Climate change as an adaptive challenge.
  • Fuglestvedt, Jan S. & O'Brien, Karen (2014). Presentasjon av IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Synthesis Report.
  • O'Brien, Karen & Fuglestvedt, Jan S. (2014). Presentasjon av IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Synthesis Report.
  • O'Brien, Karen & Fuglestvedt, Jan S. (2014). Synteserapporten fra FNs klimapanel: utfordringer og muligheter.
  • O'Brien, Karen & Sygna, Linda (2014). Perspektiver på klimautfordringen - det handler om transformasjon., I: Jon Fixdal & Mads Dahl Gjefsen (red.),  Perspektivmeldingen - en enighetsmaskin?.  Norges forskningsråd.  ISBN 978-82-92447-74-1.  Del 2.  s 44 - 46
  • Selboe, Elin; Nordbø, Milda Jonusaite; Hayward, Bronwyn Mary & O'Brien, Karen (2014). Norwegian youth mobilizing for transformation: The preconditions of resilient protest.
  • St. Clair, Asuncion & O'Brien, Karen (2014). Virkeligheten på en varmere klode. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Amundsen, Helene; St.Clair, Asuncion Lera; Westskog, Hege; Hovelsrud, Grete K.; O'Brien, Karen; Rauken, Trude; Sygna, Linda & Tschakert, Petra (2013). Transformative Communities: What are the processes?.
  • Jäger, Jill; Holm, Poul; O'Brien, Karen; Pålsson, Gisli; Pahl-Wostl, C; Chabay, I & Reams, Jonathan (2013). Responses to environmental and societal challenges for our unstable earth. Environmental Science and Policy.  ISSN 1462-9011.  28, s 1- 2 . doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2013.01.001
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