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.

Spanish Prize for Ana Ballesteros


On the 3rd of July 2015 Dr. Ana M. Ballesteros-Gómez of IVM was awarded a prize of € 2,000 for scientific travelling/courses by the Spanish Society of Analytical Chemistry.

New publication listing 9 conditions for successful partnerships


Philipp Pattberg and Oscar Widerberg just published a new paper discussing nine conditions for enhancing the performance of multistakeholder partnerships for sustainable development.

Many floodplain inhabitants in New York have incorrect perceptions of their flood risk


Wouter Botzen (Institute for Environmental Studies) coordinated the study with this conclusion, published in Judgement and Decision Making. The conclusion was based on interviews with more than 1,000 homeowners in flood-prone areas in New York City about their expectations of flood risk.

Collaborative use of global computer models reduces flood risk


This is concluded in the review study on the use of global flood risk models, coordinated by Philip Ward (Institute for Environmental Studies).

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


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


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


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


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.

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