Our department develops methods for the analysis of chemicals. We follow their environmental fate, test their toxicity, advise authorities, train other laboratories in measuring them, and teach young people in this highly specialized work.
Our department investigates whether and how economic growth and environmental sustainability can be reconciled. Applying a wide range of tools to advance at empirical, methodological and theoretical levels, our economists and econometrists also generate specific policy advice.
The Department of Environmental Policy Analysis is a vibrant international group of about thirty researchers, faculty members and PhD students who share an interest in analysing policies, institutions and governance mechanisms in the field of sustainable development.
- Heather Leslie talks microplastics on Dutch tv program ‘Kassa Groen’
- Aerts, Botzen and De Moel win the Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize
- Successful Global Land Project workshop on ‘Telecoupling’
- Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) evaluated as one of the “worldwide leaders in sustainability studies”
- Phd thesis defense Petra Booij: “Identification of contaminants in the Dutch estuarine and coastal waters affecting photosynthesis of marine micro-algae”.
- Dave Huitema co-editor Special Issue on Innovations in Climate Policy
- How reliable are European ecosystem service maps?
- Climate change adaptation’s emergence as a new policy field could have an impact on climate readiness