Published Jan. 23, 2019 2:48 PM

The Transformations Conference started in Oslo in 2013 and has now traveled via Stockholm in 2015 and Dundee in 2017, and now to Santiago. 


Published Nov. 5, 2018 1:46 PM

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. 

Published Oct. 11, 2018 3:48 PM

“New metaphors have the power to create a new reality.”

(Lakoff and Johnson, 1980, p. 145)

Published Sep. 7, 2018 2:27 PM

"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. 

Published Aug. 21, 2018 11:04 AM

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. 

Published Aug. 21, 2018 10:38 AM

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. 

Published Feb. 26, 2018 3:28 PM

The 5th Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaptation will be held in Norrköping, Sweden 23-25 October 2018. 

Published Oct. 26, 2017 2:41 PM

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?”

Published Oct. 26, 2017 12:53 PM

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.  

Published Aug. 7, 2017 4:17 PM

Action Research is inviting articles for the special issue: Climate Change and Action Research: Creating Transformative Knowledge With Stakeholders.

Published July 6, 2017 1:20 PM

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. 

Published Apr. 10, 2017 11:47 AM

Watch Karen O’Briens keynote speech at the Ecological Challenges 2017 conference at the University of Oslo.

Published Feb. 24, 2017 10:50 AM

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. 

Published Feb. 23, 2017 10:46 AM

Fast track Special Issue on 1.5°C climate change research and social transformation to support IPCC Special Report.

Published Feb. 15, 2017 11:13 AM

Karen O'Brien has written an article in Tvergastein Issue 8 under the theme "Something to Declare: Unpacking Travel". 

Published Feb. 10, 2017 2:01 PM

This PhD course explores the relationship between adaptation and transformation, two concepts that are key to understanding societal responses to climate change.