Jørgen Randers

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Jørgen Randers

Jørgen Randers (born 22 May 1945) is a Norwegian academic, professor of climate strategy at the BI Norwegian Business School, and practitioner in the field of future studies.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Randers received an undergraduate degree at the University of Oslo in 1968, and a PhD at the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1973.

From 1981 to 1989 he served as president of the BI Norwegian Business School, and from 1994 to 1999 as deputy director general of the World Wildlife Fund International in Switzerland. He also serves on the board of Tomra in Norway, British Telecom in England and The Dow Chemical Company in USA.

In the year 2005-06 he led the Norwegian Commission on Low Emissions, which "presented a report demonstrating how Norway could reduce her greenhouse gas emissions by ⅔ by 2050".[2] Randers is currently (2008) professor of climate strategy at the BI Norwegian Business School.[1]

Randers' research interests are on climate issues, scenario planning and system dynamics, especially on the topics of sustainable development, climate change and global warming mitigation.



  1. ^ a b BI Norwegian Business School - Jørgen Randers. Accessed Sept 13, 2015.
  2. ^ Climatestrategy.org. Accessed Jan 4, 2013.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
President of the BI Norwegian Business School
Succeeded by