Our department’s objective is to increase economic scientific understanding of the interactions between economic growth and the natural environment by developing, testing and applying novel integrated environmental-economic concepts, methods, models and instruments. The department strategy is to consolidate and further strengthen its position as a major player in the European field of environmental economics.
Our department consists of an international research team that shares an interest in analyzing policies, institutions and governance mechanisms in the field of sustainability, and in exploring new forms of governance that better secure a transition to sustainable production and consumption in the Anthropocene.
Our researchers share the same interest in studying hydrological and climate processes, and investigating how these processes lead to risks and opportunities for society, the economy, and the environment. The department is a global leading institute in flood and drought risk assessment as well as risk management research.
With is location in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, IVM offers an high level graduate program in the area of Environmental Science: • The MSc Environment and Resource Management • The MSc Hydrology • An extensive PhD program • IVM participates in the BSc Earth Science and Economics
- Wouter Botzen appointed professor at IVM
- A marine litter symposium with a difference
- A photo story about changing livelihoods in Bangalore’s lake side slums
- Pim Leonards appointed as Professor Environmental Bioanalytical Chemistry
- Vier FALW-onderzoekers op lijst meest geciteerde wetenschappers 2015
- Philipp Pattberg publishes Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Governance and Politics
- Oscar Widerberg on Swedish national radio discussing climate action by companies
- IVM at the UNFCCC COP21 in Paris
- Economic losses from US hurricanes consistent with an influence from climate change