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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.

She was awarded the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) to do ‘An Integrative Assessment of Factors Contributing to Wellbeing in Australia.’

Assoc 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.

Assoc Prof Kubiszewski is the author or co-author of dozens of scientific papers and five books. 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, Ecosystem Services the journal, and Environmental Information Coalition. Assoc Prof 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. 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.’


  • 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