Prof 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.

Prof 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 (COP19 in Warsaw, Poland in 2013; COP20 in Lima, Peru in 2014; and COP21 in Paris, France in 2015).

She is the founding managing editor and current co-editor-in-chief 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.

Prof Kubiszewski is the author or co-author of over a dozen scientific papers and five book. She is a Fellow at the National Council for Science and the Environment and Associate Research Fellow 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 journal Ecosystem Services, and the Environmental Information Coalition. Prof Kubiszewski is also a member of the Club of Rome.

Prof Kubiszewski 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 PhD at 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.’


  • Ph.D. 2010

    Ph.D. in Natural Resources

    University of Vermont, USA

  • M.A. 2007

    M.A. in Energy and Environmental Analysis

    Boston University, USA

  • B.A. 2005

    B.A. in Astronomy and Physics

    Boston University, USA

Other Education

  • Leadership 2016

    Homeward Bound Leadership, Strategy, Outreach, & Science Initiative


  • Certificate 2010

    Certificate in Ecological Economics

    Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont, VT, USA

Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Professional Societies

Professional Service, Negotiations, & Fellowships