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Associate Professor, Institute for Global Prosperity, UCL

Dr. Ida Kubiszewski is an Associate Professor at Institute for Global Prosperity University College London. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).

In 2021, Dr. Kubiszewski was the CEO of ag-tech start-up called Downforce Technologies Limited (, which uses remote sensing data to measure and account for the true value of natural capital on land.

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

Dr. Kubiszewski is the author or co-author of over 70 scientific papers and co-authored or co-edited six books. Her editorial work includes being the founding managing editor and current Associate Editor of magazine/journal hybrid called Solutions, as well as a co-founder and former managing editor of the Encyclopedia of Earth. She sits on the editorial boards or advisory boards of various journals, including Ecosystem Services, Anthropocene Review, Energies, and PeerJ.

Dr. Kubiszewski is also a full member of the Club of Rome ( and the Balaton Group (

Dr. 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 Ph.D. through the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Vermont.


  • 2016–present
    Associate professor, Australian National University
  • 2013–2016
    Senior lecturer, Australian National University
  • 2010–2013
    Assistant Research Professor, Portland State University


  • 2010 
    University of Vermont, Ph.D.
  • 2007 
    Boston University, M.A.
  • 2005 
    Boston University, B.A.

Professional Memberships

  • Full Member - Club of Rome