Tomorrow’s Economy: A Guide to Creating Healthy Green Growth: Per Espen Stoknes, Paul Hawken

Associate Professor – Department of Law and Governance

In Tomorrow’s Economy, Per Espen Stoknes reframes the hot-button issue of economic growth. Going beyond the usual dialectic of pro-growth versus anti-growth, Stoknes calls for healthy growth. Healthy economic growth is more regenerative than destructive, repairs problems rather than greenwashing them, and restores equity rather than exacerbating global inequalities. Stoknes–a psychologist, economist, climate strategy researcher, and green-tech entrepreneur–argues that we have the tools to achieve healthy growth, but our success depends on transformations in government practices and individual behavior. Stoknes provides a compass to guide us toward the mindset, mechanisms, and possibilities of healthy growth.


“Too often growth supporters and anti-growthers come to loggerheads, neglecting the crucial issue of what kind of economic growth we’re creating. Stoknes’s growth compass is a crucial tool to guide us toward a finer future.”
Hunter Lovins, coauthor of Natural Capitalism

“Per Espen Stoknes makes a compelling case for the need to change our minds as much as our systems—and to open both to the possibility of healthy growth. His view as a psychologist versed in economics is refreshing.”
Jane Gleeson-White, author of Six Capitals and Double Entry

“Rising to the central challenge of our century, Stoknes brings welcome order to the chaos around the concept of green growth, charting a course for economic value creation while simultaneously reducing our ecological footprint. He makes it clear that meeting this challenge does not require us to stop economic growth.”
Jørgen Randers, author of 2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years and coauthor of The Limits to Growth

About the Author

Per Espen Stoknes is Director of the Center for Green Growth at the European Business School in Norway. His award-winning book What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming became the focus of a TED Talk with more than 2.6 million views.

  • Publisher : The MIT Press (March 16, 2021)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0262044854
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0262044851
  • Item Weight : 1.46 pounds
  • Dimensions : 6.25 x 1.12 x 9.38 inches

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