Publications

Bildet kan inneholde: anlegg, naturlig landskap, gjøre, gress, tre.
Published Jan. 20, 2022 11:21 AM

In her new book You Matter More Than You Think: Quantum Social Change for a Thriving World, professor Karen O'Brien explores how and why each of us matter more than we think in the work to create a just and sustainable future.

Published July 7, 2021 9:56 AM

In this paper Gail Hochachka explores an approach through which we might find shared meaning at the interface of individual and collective views about climate change. She takes us to Guatemala and describes how coffee producers reflected first on their own climate meanings and then engaged in a meaning-making process with other actors in the coffee value chain. 

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Published May 20, 2021 3:18 PM

College and university students are eager to engage with transformative solutions to the climate crisis, but often struggle to see openings or possibilities where they can leverage their actions and really “make a difference. This article explores the "how" of transformation in teaching. 

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Published May 22, 2020 6:19 PM

What is effective climate change adaptation, at a time when the call for transformative change is on the increase? This article by AdaptationCONNECTS' Doctoral Research Fellow Gail Hochachka considers how to expand and deepen the largely techno-managerial concept of adaptation by integrating human interiority in a more balanced way. 

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Published May 19, 2020 3:19 PM

What's the potential of art and transformative learning to empower young people to address climate change? In this article, Julia Bentz and Karen O´Brien  explore how climate-related art projects in education shift mindsets and open up imaginative spaces where students can explore and discover their role in addressing climate change and sustainability challenges.

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Published Jan. 16, 2020 12:00 PM

Is the reason we struggle to understand and solve environmental challenges because we don’t have a sufficient vocabulary? “An Ecotopian Lexicon” has collected words from 30 different cultures to help explain our feelings and envision an inspiring world. Karen O´Brien and Ann Kristin Schorre have contributed to this new volume with the Norwegian word "ildsjel”. 

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Published Jan. 9, 2020 7:03 PM

This bold and important new book presents current and emerging thinking on the social dimensions of climate change. Using clear language and powerful examples, it introduces key concepts and frameworks for understanding the multifaceted connections between climate and society.