Adaptation to climate risks: Political affiliation matters


A new study reveals that in the United States those who affiliate with the Democratic Party have different views than those who vote Republican on the following issues: the likelihood of floods occurring, adopting protection measures, and expectations of disaster relief from the government.

New global dataset supports the hundreds of millions of people threatened by sea-level rise


Extreme sea-levels - which can cause catastrophic floods - have been mapped with greater accuracy than ever before in a new study by Dutch researchers (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Deltares), published today in Nature Communications.

Economic Implications of Shutting Down the Thermohaline Circulation


A new study finds positive economic effects of a slowdown in the thermohaline circulation.

Toon Haer and Sanne Muis both awarded with a Fulbright Research Grant


Toon Haer and Sanne Muis have both been awarded a Fulbright research grant to support their research visit to the United States. The grant was officially awarded on 15 June by Jet Bussemaker, Minister of Education, Culture, and Science, during the Fulbright Award Ceremony in The Hague.

Dr Philip Ward awarded VIDI grant to examine the socioeconomic impacts of compound river and coastal floods


Dr Philip Ward has been awarded a prestigious VIDI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to examine the socioeconomic impacts of compound river and coastal floods around the world.

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.

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