Prof. C.J. Preston first VU Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Ethics of the Anthropocene


The Dept of Environmental Policy Analysis, FALW Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), and the Dept of Beliefs and Practices, Faculty of Theology, proudly announce Prof. Christopher J. Preston, University of Montana, as the first VU Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Ethics of the Anthropocene: Religion, Ethics, and Global Environmental Change for the academic year 2016/2017.

Few places left for summer school on governing climate change


There are still a few places open for those interested in applying for the Amsterdam Summer School on governing climate change.

Wouter Botzen appointed professor at IVM


As of 1 January, Wouter Botzen has been appointed Professor of Economics of Climate Change and Natural Disasters.

Eleftheria Vasileiadou, 1977-2016


We are deeply saddened by the news that our colleague Dr Eleftheria Vasileiadou died on Monday 4 April after a brief illness. Eleftheria had worked at the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis (EPA) at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) since 2007, first as a post-doctoral researcher and since 2009 as an Assistant Professor and co-leader of our Research Cluster Science and Values in Environmental Governance.

A marine litter symposium with a difference


Over 200 enthusiastic participants were in Amsterdam’s EYE Film Institute to experience the CleanSea Symposium and Premiere of the CleanSea documentary film – a milestone in the first EU FP7 interdisciplinary research project on Marine Litter, led by Dr. Heather Leslie of IVM.

Pim Leonards appointed as Professor Environmental Bioanalytical Chemistry


Dr Pim Leonards of IVM's C&B department has been appointed as professor in Environmental Bioanalytical Chemistry. Pim Leonards received an MSc in Biology from the University of Amsterdam (1990) and a PhD in analytical chemistry from the VU University (1997).

Vier FALW-onderzoekers op lijst meest geciteerde wetenschappers 2015


Hans Cornelissen, Marjolein Visser, Jacob de Boer en Guido van der Werf op Highly Cited Researchers 2015 lijst van Thomson Reuters.

Philipp Pattberg publishes Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Governance and Politics


Providing its readers with a unique point of reference, as well as stimulus for further research, the Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Governance and Politics is an indispensable tool for anyone interested in the governance and politics of the environment, particularly students, researchers and practitioners.

Oscar Widerberg on Swedish national radio discussing climate action by companies


On 19 November Oscar Widerberg from IVM’s department for Environmental Policy Analysis (EPA) participated in a discussion on Swedish national radio (P1 Morgon) and news (Ekot) on the role of companies in tackling climate change.

IVM at the UNFCCC COP21 in Paris


On 10 December IVM is co-hosting an official side-event at the 21st COP of UNFCCC in Paris on Mobilising Ambitious State and Non-State Climate Action in the Paris Agreement and Beyond.

A photo story about changing livelihoods in Bangalore’s lake side slums


PhD researcher Marthe Derkzen (Environmental Geography) organized a photo exhibition titled “Living at the margins of Bengaluru's lakes: Untold stories of change, loss and hope” that attracted close to 850 visitors on 31st October and 1st November in Bangalore, India.

James Patterson joins IVM as Marie Curie fellow


On 19 October 2015 Dr James Patterson joined IVM as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow after being awarded a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Individual Fellowship funded by Horizon 2020.

Protected and intact forests lost at an alarming rate around the world


Protected and intact, undisturbed, forests have been lost at a rapid rate during the first 12 years of this century. Peter Verburg (Department Earth Sciences, FALW), worked together with researchers at Aalto University (Finland) in analysing a set of recent datasets on forest lost and found that 3% of the protected forest, 2.5% of the all intact forest, and 1.5% of the protected intact forest in the world were lost during 2000 – 2012. These rates of forest loss are high compared to the total global forest loss of 5% for the same time period.

Economic losses from US hurricanes consistent with an influence from climate change


The upward trend in economic losses from hurricanes in the US cannot be explained by the commonly invoked increases in vulnerability and exposure, concludes a study published online in 'Nature Geoscience' by IVM researchers Francisco Estrada, Wouter Botzen and Richard Tol.

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