• 8A-55, NU-building

  • Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), De Boelelaan 1111

    1081 HV Amsterdam

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Pieter van Beukering is a Dutch economist with more than 20 years of experience in research and teaching in environmental economics. In 1993 he started as an economic research associate at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In March 2001, he successfully defended his PhD dissertation on the economics of trade, recycling and the environment. His main research interests are natural resource management and economic valuation focused on ecosystem services and renewable energy. Between 2003 and 2009 worked as the director of the PREM research programme, aiming at strengthening capacity in developing countries for environmental economic research. From 2009 till 2019 Pieter van Beukering worked as an Associate Professor lecturing environmental economics at the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences (FALW) of VU Amsterdam. In 2015, he became the department head of the Environmental Economics Department as well as the deputy director of IVM. Since 2015 Pieter also acts as the director of the MSc programme Environment and Resource Management (ERM). In 2019 he became professor of Economics of Natural Capital and as of 2020 he is director of IVM.


2001: PhD in Environmental Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

1992: MSc in Economics, University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Ancillary activities

  • Waddenacademie | Leeuwarden | Bestuurder | 2022-01-01 - 2025-12-31

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Academic qualification

Economics, Master, University of Amsterdam

1 Sept 198615 Dec 1992

Award Date: 15 Dec 1993


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