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Ida Kubiszewski

Associate Professor


Ph.D. (Natural Resources), University of Vermont, VT, USA
M.A. (Energy and Environmental Analysis), Boston University, MA, USA
B.A. (Astronomy and Physics), Boston University, MA, USA

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Ida Kubiszewski is an Associate Professor at Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University. Prior to this, she was an Assistant Research Professor and Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Solutions, at Portland State University. 

Associate Professor Kubiszewski was a climate change negotiator for the country of the Dominican Republic, following adaptation and loss & damage. She was a delegate at the 19th through 21st Conference of Parties.

She is the founding managing editor and current Associate Editor of magazine/journal hybrid called Solutions and a co-founder and former managing editor of the Encyclopedia of Earth, an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society.

Assoc Prof Kubiszewski is the author or co-author of over 50 scientific papers and co-authored or co-edited six books. She is a Fellow at the National Council for Science and the Environment and Board Member at the Institut Veblen pour les réformes économiques (Veblen Institute for Economic Reforms) in Paris, France. She sits on the steering committees, editorial boards, or advisory boards of various organisations including the Ecosystem Service Partnership, the journals Ecosystem Services, Anthropocene Review, PeerJ, and the Environmental Information Coalition. Dr. Kubiszewski is also a member of the Club of Rome and the Balaton Group.

Ida received her B.A. in Astronomy and Physics from Boston University and her M.A. in Energy and Environmental Analysis through the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies also at Boston University. She received her Ph.D. through the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. Her dissertation topic was ‘Searching for the Sweet Spot: Managing information as a good that improves with use.’


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COVID-19 expertise

Much of Dr. Kubiszewski research focuses on measures of wellbeing and how to create a wellbeing economy. Moving into a post-COVID world, can we afford to move into business-as-usual or do we need to Build Back Better? What does this new world look like?

We know that our current addiction to growth has created social inequalities and environmental degradation. Our current crisis has exasperated some of these social problems, showing us how broken our system really is.

Can we learn from this experience, consider this a system reset, and come back stronger and more equal as a society? Can we learn what is essential in life, and was is superfluous, and rebuild in a way that doesn’t put as much strain on our environment?



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2017: Winter

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2014: Semester 2

2013: Semester 2

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