17 January 2018
Wageningen University, Netherlands
IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will travel to Wageningen University for the public PhD defense of Guido Schmidt-Traub, Executive Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
Schmidt-Traub's thesis was co-supervised by Professor Kabat, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, IIASA Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Special Advisor to UN Secretary General on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Professor Columbia University, and Professor van Ierland and Dr. Klomp of Wageningen University.
The defense will take place in the Aula of Wageningen University, with the thesis “On metrics and financing for the Sustainable Development Goals”.
About IIASA and the Netherlands
IIASA collaborates with over forty organizations in the Netherlands in areas ranging from air pollution to demographic change to flood resilience. Research collaborations between IIASA and the Netherlands have been highly productive ever since the Netherlands joined IIASA in 1977. Since 2008, this cooperation has involved 45 Dutch organizations and led to over 300 joint scientific publications and a wide range of advice to policymakers working in areas from agriculture to demography to energy.
Joint studies focus on the complex global systems that affect the Netherlands, its economy, and its people. Research topics include identifying measures that simultaneously tackle air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, analyzing the impact of demographic change in the Netherlands and optimizing strategies to increase flood resilience.
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INFOSHEET ON IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH THE NETHERLANDS
About Jeffrey Sachs
United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Kaboré I, Moog O, Ouéda A, Sendzimir J, Ouédraogo R, Guenda W, & Melcher AH (2018). Developing reference criteria for the ecological status of West African rivers. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 190 (1) DOI:10.1007/s10661-017-6360-1.
Zhang J, Balkovic J, Azevedo L, Skalsky R, Bouwman AF, Xu G, Wang J, Xu M, et al. (2018). Analyzing and modelling the effect of long-term fertilizer management on crop yield and soil organic carbon in China. Science of the Total Environment 627: 361-372. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.01.090.
Blas A, Garrido A, & Willaarts B (2018). Food consumption and waste in Spanish households: Water implications within and beyond national borders. Ecological Indicators 89: 290-300. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.01.057.
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