Transnational Environmental Law (TEL) ranks in top 3 environmental law journals worldwide

06-24-15

IVM is proud to share the news that the journal Transnational Environmental Law (TEL), edited by IVM researcher Thijs Etty and published by Cambridge University Press, has been recognized among the top 3 law environmental journals worldwide by the authoritative Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® 2014 and Scopus' Global Law Journals Ranking 2014.

IVM researcher Dr. Philip Ward demonstrates Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer to His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

06-12-15

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands attended the Global City Teams Challenge Expo at the National Building Museum in Washington DC as Honoured Guests.

Valuing economic costs and benefits of the supply chain of soy, palm oil and cocoa

06-12-15

Given the ambition of the Dutch government to improve the sustainability of the production chains of various important agricultural commodities for the Netherlands economy, there is a need to get more insight in the relation between Dutch trade chains and ecosystem services.

11 June 2015 UNFCCC meeting (SB42) in Bonn

06-11-15

On 11th June, at the UNFCCC meeting (SB42) in Bonn, IVM together with the Swedish think thank FORES, organize a side-event on the role of non-state actors such as cities, regions, companies and multi-stakeholder partnerships.

IVM researcher Dr. Philip Ward demonstrates Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer to His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

06-04-15

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands attended the Global City Teams Challenge Expo at the National Building Museum in Washington DC as Honoured Guests. At the Expo, Dr. Philip Ward of the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) of VU University Amsterdam (VU) demonstrated the Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer to the King and the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bert Koenders.

Review on Chlorinated Paraffins Analysis

06-04-15

PhD student Louise van Mourik has published her first paper. It is a review on the analysis of chlorinated paraffins (CPs) in environmental matrices.

The benefits to people of expanding Marine Protected Areas

06-02-15

In response to increasing degradation of the marine environment and declining provision of ecosystem services, several international policy fora as well as locally run initiatives have called for and initiated the development of marine protected areas (MPAs).

Philipp Pattberg appointed Professor Transnational Environmental Governance and Policy

05-19-15

As Professor he aims at building bridges between the social sciences, with governance as focus, and the sciences.

Heat waves cost Australian economy billions in productivity

05-04-15

Heat stress may lead to significant absenteeism and reduced productivity in the workplace, reports a paper published by Wouter Botzen and colleagues in Nature Climate Change. The study estimates that this lost productivity costs the Australian economy US$6.2 billion in 2013/14.

How are ecosystem services demands currently accounted for in ecosystem service mapping?

04-14-15

Mapping the demand for ecosystem services (ES) has received increased attention in scientific research and is seen as a relevant tool to inform conservation planning, land- use planning and management. Yet, to improve indicator quality and policy relevance of ES demand maps, there is a need for a shared understanding of demand as well as robust, credible, and accurate indicators for demand.

Changing mechanisms of global water scarcity events

03-31-15

An international research team with Ted Veldkamp, Hans de Moel, Philip Ward and Jeroen Aerts of the Institute for Environmental Studies studied the main drivers for water scarcity conditions.

Plastic microparticles in food and drinks

03-26-15

Heather Leslie and Martin van Velzen of the IVM Laboratory collaborated with the Danish National Broadcasting Corporation DR Byen to investigate the occurrence of plastic microparticles in food and drinks from Danish supermarkets.

IVM launches Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer

03-12-15

This week, the Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer was launched, a new global flood-risk assessment tool developed by the World Resources Institute, the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) of VU University Amsterdam, Deltares, Utrecht University, and PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.

Environmental toxicologist Harry Aiking on the book ‘Meat: the future’ in Dutch Newspaper ‘Trouw’

03-05-15

In Trouw’s Sustainability section, environmental toxicologist Harry Aiking (Institute for Environmental Studies) illustrates the contents of the book ‘Meat: the future’ with our consumption patterns.

Ocean currents complicate reconstructions of past climate

03-03-15

Reconstruction of the past ocean water temperature, based on shells of micro-plankton from the ocean sediment, to study past climates, has to take into account the transportation of these shells by currents.

 
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