Dr. Ida Kubiszewski is a Senior Lecturer at the 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. She is also a UN negotiator on climate change, representing the country of the Dominican Republic, and following adaptation and loss & damage at the 19th through 21st Conference of Parties (COP19 in Warsaw, Poland in 2013; COP20 in Lima, Peru in 2014; and COP21 in Paris, France in 2015).
Dr. Kubiszewski is the founding managing editor and current co-editor-in-chief of a magazine/journal hybrid called Solutions, launched January 2010. Solutions is an outlet for discussions focusing on solutions to the complex problems we are now facing in the context of whole systems design for a sustainable and desirable future. She is also the Managing Editor of Reviews in Ecological Economics, published annually by Springer, providing in-depth reviews of the most timely and important issues in the field of Ecological Economics.
Dr. Kubiszewski is a co-founder and former-Managing Editor the Encyclopedia of Earth, an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. Written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each others work, it provides a much needed peer reviewed, trusted source of information for students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well as the general public.
Dr. Kubiszewski is the author or co-author of over a dozen scientific papers and 5 books. She is a Fellow at the National Council for Science and the Environment, on the board of the Veblen institute (Institut Veblen), and sits on the steering committees or advisory boards of various organizations including the Ecosystem Service Partnership, and the Environmental Information Coalition. Dr. Kubiszewski is also a member of the Club of Rome.
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. in the School of Natural Resources and a certificate in Ecological Economics at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont. Her dissertation topic was 'Searching for the Sweet Spot: Managing Information as a Good that improves with Use.'