Through the collective effort of this Special Feature of Sustainability Science, the editors and the authors offer key insights on how we can overcome the inertia and work deliberately with transformative change.
Rapporten vil samle kunnskap fra hundrevis av ledende internasjonale eksperter på tap av biologisk mangfold og betingelsene for transformativ endring til ei mer bærekraftig framtid.
The coffee farmers in Guatemala have large expenses in the face of fungal attacks and droughts, but the price of coffee remains the same. What does it take for a global value chain to adapt to climate change?
Klimaproblemet løses ikke bare av teknologi, atferdsendring og politikk, ifølge professor Karen O’Brien: – Vi må ikke se på mennesker som problemer, men som løsninger, mener hun.
Når Karen O’Brien ankommer Bilbao for å ta imot prestisjetung pris, er gatene fulle av plakater med ansiktet hennes på. Samfunnsgeografen vil bruke oppmerksomheten til å belyse samfunnsvitenskapens rolle i klimaforskning.
Karen O'Brien has been in Bilbao, Spain at the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Awards Ceremony. Karen was awarded the prize alongside Ian Burton and Neil Adger for her contribution to climate change research.
Dear Future, I am Ready, to generate quantum social change…With this opening Karen O´Brien starts off in an inspiring conversation in this episode of the 21for21 podcast hosted by Digital Society School.
The "Transformations Conference 2021: Enabling Positive Tipping Points in an Uncertain World" took place 17 and 18 June 2021. This biannual conference started off in Oslo in 2013, grew via Stockholm in 2015, Dundee in 2017, and Santiago in 2019. As always a wonderful gathering, bringing together researchers and practitioners searching for new perspectives around climate and sustainability solutions.
Karen O’Brien has been awarded the prestigious BBVA Foundation’s Frontiers of Knowledge Award for her contribution to climate change science.
Nine short stories, rooted in the complex reality of the climate crisis, are presented in this inspiring book.
The Transformations Conference started in Oslo in 2013 and has now traveled via Stockholm in 2015 and Dundee in 2017, and now to Santiago.
More than 400 climate change adaptation experts gathered at the Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaptation in Nordköping from 23-25 October 2018. The conference provided an excellent arena for exchanging insights and experiences on what successful climate change adaptation means in both theory and practice.
"Having goals for the future is important, but if they remain nothing more than targets and objectives, we'll never get there". In her presentation at the University of Oslo’s 207th Anniversary celebration September 3, 2018, Professor Karen O´Brien got people thinking about the relationship between time and sustainability.
In this open access article Karen O´Brien argues that hitting the 1,5°C target is possible, but only if we stop treating climate change as a technical problem.
Special Issue with 20 cutting-edge review articles providing insight on ways to bend emission curves, protect societies from climate impacts, and ensure well adapted and thriving societies.
The 5th Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaptation will be held in Norrköping, Sweden 23-25 October 2018.
AdaptationCONNECTS in collaboration with the wider climate research group at the Department of Sociology and Human Geografi, UiO, participated at the Science Fair 2017 in Oslo with the stand: “Climate. Cacao. Coffee. What is important to you?”
In this conversation with Evolve Karen O'Brien highlights the importance of linking personal and structural transformation. In particular she calls for increased focus on what role humans can have in system change.
Action Research is inviting articles for the special issue: Climate Change and Action Research: Creating Transformative Knowledge With Stakeholders.
The AdaptationCONNECTS project is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow. Want to work with us and explore the role of art in adaptation processes? Apply before 15 August.
Apollon research magazine asked three renowned researchers what it takes to make the world greener and the role of innovations within social sciences and law.
Fast track Special Issue on 1.5°C climate change research and social transformation to support IPCC Special Report.
Karen O'Brien has written an article in Tvergastein Issue 8 under the theme "Something to Declare: Unpacking Travel".
This PhD course explores the relationship between adaptation and transformation, two concepts that are key to understanding societal responses to climate change.