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
- A new Toolbox and Library for the economic assessment of adaptation to climate change
- Interview with Philipp Pattberg about the important role of politics in the Anthropocene in Bureau de Helling (the GroenLinks think tank)
- IVM and FGG appoint two Junior Fellows in Ethics of the Anthropocene
- IVM at COP22
- Luke Brander in PLOS ONE on impact of coral reef damage
- Jeroen Aerts comments on large evacuation exercise in Marken
- New department Environment and Health
- IVM organises international workshop on social capacity building for flood risk mitigation